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Re: extend season?
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2014, 10:31:16 PM »
Hunting in Oct is to allow hunters to thin birds before the hard weather set in an culls the flock.

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Re: extend season?
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 11:36:27 PM »
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The last couple of years, January gets here and it seems we have just hit our stride in the field...then the season ends. We spend most of our time afield in December and January, choosing for several reasons to avoid most of October and November. What are the pros/cons for extending the season through the end of January, maybe even mid-February? The survey is out from WDFW and is open for a couple more days, so I thought it is a good  time to discuss

As conservationists, we should ask what the reason would be to extend the season.  Overpopulation of birds that need trimmed?  Pretty sure that's not the case for upland..

Do have to agree with bone here....we have to sit back and realize that the setting of seasons should reflect the overall health and population of game over increasing our harvests.

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Re: extend season?
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2014, 05:40:53 AM »
I like the seasons the way they are. I plan on doing a Cooke canyon hunt in February or March to give my dog one last one before summer training begins.

You can always go out and do some training on wild birds with a blank pistol.
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Re: extend season?
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2014, 12:38:29 PM »
I just checked Oregon and Idaho seasons and they both conclude at the end of January...c'mon Washington ;)

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Re: extend season?
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2014, 01:38:52 PM »
I just checked Oregon and Idaho seasons and they both conclude at the end of January...c'mon Washington ;)

Get an Oregon hunting license. They've got some great chukar hunting down there, and plenty of public land.

I plan on doing that one of these years.

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Re: extend season?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2014, 08:39:09 AM »
The WDFW is seeking public comment on seasons. I sent them an Email requesting a return to the closure of the E. WA pheasant season on the MLK Monday Holiday. In E. WA., I think the different closing dates for pheasant, quail, Huns and chukar are confusing and serve no real biological purpose.

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Re: extend season?
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2014, 01:48:54 PM »
In bad weather years, I would be concerned with extending the season any longer and putting undue pressure on birds who may have a hard time making it through the winter as it is.   We need to be more considerate of the resource, not less.

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Re: extend season?
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2014, 09:50:48 AM »
We used to have a place we would limit out everyday on pheasant in the late season.  Wild roosters are hard to find, but when you found them you were in them and could usually shoot your limit standing in the same place.  Now that place is closed down and you cant hunt it.  Sad but the reason they are hard to find in the late season is they go where there is no pressure. :'(
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