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WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:22:27 PM »
Wondering if anyone else got this email?
Dear special permit holder,

 

You drew a permit in an area that is currently experiencing wildfires that makes it nearly impossible to hunt.

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife(WDFW) understands the impact that this has on your hunting season, so WDFW has decided to restore your points if you choose to turn in your permit prior to the start of the hunt.

 

You can send your permit to the Olympia office by mail or bring it to a regional office with a letter indicating that you want your points restored. Returned permits must be postmarked with a date prior to the start of the hunt in order to receive the reinstated points.

If you choose not to turn your permit in prior to the start of the hunt, your points will not be restored. If you choose to proceed with your hunt, please be careful and obey all fire and road closures.

 

To mail in your permit, use the following address:

Wildlife Program Customer Service

PO Box 43141

Olympia, WA 98504

 

If you have any questions, reach out to our customer service staff at (360) 902-2515.

 

Respectfully,

 

Anis Aoude

Game Division Manager


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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 12:32:07 PM »
I had to deal with this acouple years ago on my special permit elk hunt! I rolled the dice and it payed off for me! But just sucks, ruins your hunt and experience! I feel bad for the peaches tag guys :(
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 12:48:42 PM »
I got he same email. I have the muzzy tag and will be keeping tabs on the fire and area closures before turning in my tag.  I invested 19 points and would like to hunt he areas in Liftle Naches that I scouted that are currently on fire or closed.  I imagine that the elk hunting will only improve in the future with the regeneration that the fire provides.  Another factor  for me, I drew a rifle buck tag in Oregon that is the same hunt dates as the muzzy tag, maybe it's meant to be for me to go hang a tag on big Eagle Cap buck.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to restore my points from wdfw.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 01:15:11 PM »
 Had the same thing happen years ago, good on WDFW giving this option IMO. :twocents:
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 01:21:08 PM »
Pretty sure I'm turning in my Peaches Ridge archery bull tag. Almost all the area I've scouted is closed.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 01:23:45 PM »
If there is still open areas to hunt in peaches it would be a tough tag to turn in...that whole area holds good bulls. I hope the best for everyone, that's the tag I dream of.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 01:27:14 PM »
Good for WDFW, that's the right thing to do.  They should also give back points for the damage hunts where you never get a call, but that's a different topic.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 01:40:53 PM »
They should also give back points for the damage hunts where you never get a call, but that's a different topic.
They do now.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 01:42:28 PM »
I'm happy for you guys and glad to see WDFW doing the right thing. Now if everyone could keep anything remotely flammable out of the Goat Rocks, that would be great.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 01:45:52 PM »
I'm happy for you guys and glad to see WDFW doing the right thing. Now if everyone could keep anything remotely flammable out of the Goat Rocks, that would be great.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 01:55:23 PM »
Didn't get a email yet but if I do I  will turn in my Peaches muzzy tag.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 02:14:29 PM »
They should also give back points for the damage hunts where you never get a call, but that's a different topic.
They do now.

Huh, maybe I should call in for my daughter.  She was #2 on the list and they never called #1.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 02:45:11 PM »
They should also give back points for the damage hunts where you never get a call, but that's a different topic.
They do now.

Huh, maybe I should call in for my daughter.  She was #2 on the list and they never called #1.
It changed this year.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/apr1417c/

"Other hunting rule changes increase the daily limit for white-fronted geese and white geese in response to the growing abundance of those species, and restore points to hunters who draw permits for damage hunts administered by a hunt coordinator but are not called to participate."
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 02:58:25 PM »
We have two guys in our elk camp for peaches archery elk, one guy is turning his permit in.  The only way I'd keep it is if I had little points, good on wdfw for allowing this. 
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 03:02:45 PM »
Had the same thing happen years ago, good on WDFW giving this option IMO. :twocents:
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