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Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« on: December 28, 2016, 08:55:51 AM »
WDFW WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Dear Cougar Hunter:

Starting January 1, 2017, Game Management Units (GMUs) within cougar hunt areas that have reached or exceeded harvest guidelines will be closed for hunting through the remainder of the season. Those areas still open will be monitored weekly through April 30. The closed GMUs include:

Region 1: 105, 108, 111, 117, 121, 145, 149, 154, 157, 162, 163, 166, 175, 178,
Region 2: No GMU closures
Region 3: 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
Region 4: No GMU closures
Region 5: 574, 578
Region 6: 667

Additional GMUs may close before the cougar late season ends on April 30 if these areas meet or exceed the harvest guideline. Hunters can check WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/cougar/ or call the cougar hunting hotline at 1-866-364-4868 to learn which areas of the state remain open.

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 08:59:05 AM »
Every year the 574 and 578 units reach their quotas before late season starts..Don't they get the hint? To many darn Cougars!

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 09:03:49 AM »
Just called the toll free number was informed all zones are still open until the end of the year.  :dunno:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/cougar/



Information last updated: December 26, 2016
Hunt Area
Late Hunting Season
Harvest
Guideline
Status
GMU 101
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
7-9
Open
GMU 105
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017        Whoopie Both cougars are still available.
2
Open
GMUs 108, 111
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMU 113
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMU 117
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
6-8
Open
GMU 121
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 124, 127, 130
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
7-9
Open
GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 290, 330, 334, 371, 372, 373, 379, 381
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
None
Open
GMUs 145, 166, 175, 178
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3-4
Open
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 163
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4-5
Open
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3
Open
GMU 203
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5
Open
GMU 204
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
6-8
Open
GMUs 209, 215
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4
Open
GMUs 218, 231
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMU 224
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
2
Open
GMUs 233, 239
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4
Open
GMUs 242, 243
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 244, 246, 247
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 245, 250
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 249, 251
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 328, 329, 335
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
6-7
Open
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 382, 388
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3-4
Open
GMU 407
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
None
Open
GMUs 418, 426, 437
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
11-15
Open
GMUs 448, 450
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
10-13
Open
GMU 454
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
None
Open
GMU 460
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMUs 466, 485a, 490
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3
Open
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
8-10
Open
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
6-8
Open
GMUs 510, 513
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3-4
Open
GMU 516
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4
Open
GMUs 524, 554, 556
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3
Open
GMU 560
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-6
Open
GMU 564
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
1
Open
GMU 568
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
2
Open
GMU 572
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3
Open
GMUs 574, 578
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4
Open
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5-7
Open
GMUs 607, 615
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4
Open
GMUs 618, 636, 638
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
4-5
Open
GMUs 621, 624, 627, 633
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
None
Open
GMUs 642, 648, 651
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
6-8
Open
GMUs 652, 666
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
None
Open
GMUs 653, 654
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
5
Open
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
9-12
Open
GMU 667
Jan. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
3-4
Open
a Hunters possessing a deer or elk special permit for GMU 485 may hunt cougar in this unit during that permit hunt.
 
 

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 09:04:54 AM »
Email says Jan 1

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 09:08:49 AM »
You've got until Jan 1 to wack a cat in 105 Ridgeratt
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 09:11:59 AM »
Its too bad they are closing 667, was up there on Monday and the snow tells the story. Cat tracks on almost every road. Deer population is way down from last year.

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 09:12:27 AM »
Just called the toll free number was informed all zones are still open until the end of the year.  :dunno:
Yeah thats what my original posts says, "starting Jan 1st 2017"

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 09:12:35 AM »
You also have that time allotted.

There was evidence of a cat south of your place over the hill in November.
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 09:39:49 AM »
Its too bad they are closing 667, was up there on Monday and the snow tells the story. Cat tracks on almost every road. Deer population is way down from last year.

These units closing are still open to hunt until sundown on the 31st! Get out there a whack a kitty

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2016, 10:02:48 AM »
Just got the email too , that sucks .don't they count all the cougar that are dog permits and problem cougar.cause I love how they make it sound like it's extended season , but it was open till march a few years ago.
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 06:15:09 AM »
Every year the 574 and 578 units reach their quotas before late season starts..Don't they get the hint? To many darn Cougars!
same with 117.
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2016, 06:20:16 AM »
WTF?!
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 08:02:26 AM »
Its too bad they are closing 667, was up there on Monday and the snow tells the story. Cat tracks on almost every road. Deer population is way down from last year.

These units closing are still open to hunt until sundown on the 31st! Get out there a whack a kitty
I already whacked one in October! :tup:

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 11:29:04 AM »
You also have that time allotted.

There was evidence of a cat south of your place over the hill in November.

Maybe I'll try to lure one across the ice into 101
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2016, 04:33:04 PM »
Looks my best bet will be 113 if I don't call one tomorrow
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2016, 04:35:22 PM »
I got no time to hunt until after the 1st - prolly mid January before I have time
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2016, 11:37:45 PM »
what a joke with 105 allowing 2 cats to be taken! Just one mountain in that unit hold 2 plus cats

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2017, 12:51:24 AM »
All liberal bs.  We would have bigger quotas if the game department just raised them rather then telling the whole world they were going to raise them higher because we can't shoot wolves yet! Seems like a perfectly set plan.

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2017, 08:27:59 AM »
Hopefully I'll find that cat I was following yesterday. Was doing good until a snowmobile came up behind me.


Time to go get 342 and 346 closed :chuckle:
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2017, 09:29:14 AM »
All liberal bs.  We would have bigger quotas if the game department just raised them rather then telling the whole world they were going to raise them higher because we can't shoot wolves yet! Seems like a perfectly set plan.
they tried that. The libs threw a huge tantrum and inslee stopped it
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2017, 07:43:33 AM »
I would double check wdfw website before hunting cougar some units have changed to closed already,like 101 for example was open when they sent email now is closed thought I would give everybody a heads up
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2017, 07:47:28 AM »
All liberal bs.  We would have bigger quotas if the game department just raised them rather then telling the whole world they were going to raise them higher because we can't shoot wolves yet! Seems like a perfectly set plan.
they tried that. The libs threw a huge tantrum and inslee stopped it
I know they did, that's what I was saying.  They could of just raised the quota rather then saying we need to because of wolves and get a bunch of attention drawn to it.

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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2017, 02:03:52 PM »
All liberal bs.  We would have bigger quotas if the game department just raised them rather then telling the whole world they were going to raise them higher because we can't shoot wolves yet! Seems like a perfectly set plan.
they tried that. The libs threw a huge tantrum and inslee stopped it
I know they did, that's what I was saying.  They could of just raised the quota rather then saying we need to because of wolves and get a bunch of attention drawn to it.
agreed!
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Re: Units closed for Late Season Cougar Hunting (Quotas Reached)
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2017, 08:50:34 PM »
Pretty darn sure the cats in the 346 know the regs. 346 closed yesterday at sundown to cougar hunting and what do you know this morning seen a tom run across the closed road I was snowshoeing on not more than 35 yds off of 410 :bash:.
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