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Re: 2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment
« Reply #150 on: February 21, 2018, 10:26:36 AM »
I just hope bowhunters are ready to find these unicorns! 🦄




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Re: 2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment
« Reply #151 on: February 21, 2018, 10:39:34 AM »
That's where your wrong. I have been to meetings where there are groups like the horsemen that have a great turn out and wanted certain trails built. You make your inputs on a map and sure enough the trails that were scheduled to be built were the ones they wanted due to their input. Hunters are all over the board and thus nothing gets done unless an effort is made.
that's where i'm wrong?I'm not wrong the horse groups work together always have.They work for what they want and they push the ideas they want..snowmobiler's,jeeper's build a lot of bridges and work on a lot of trails in this state.They use spokesman,they have meetings before these hearings,we hunters don't.
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Re: 2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment
« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2018, 10:52:45 AM »
Sorry, 225, not 250. But still a big step up.
You must be seeing something I'm not.  IN the over 20 years I've been in the Hunters area I've seen a steady decline in the whitetail numbers.  We used to winter 200-250 around my house and now see maybe 40-50.  Mule deer numbers continue to climb, but still not huge numbers.  Not sure how we go from recently having a 4point antler restriction to bring the numbers back and now think we need to give out 225 doe tags.

I agree with you, I'm not seeing an over abundance of deer, this would be a smarter move after we recover a little more from the last big population decline only two years ago.
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Re: 2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment
« Reply #153 on: February 21, 2018, 12:05:43 PM »
Well I am sure with the current deer and elk population the WDFW is hoping us hunters get used to the fact there is little wildlife. That way if there is even a sudden change in population they will throw one of their makes them look good statistics out. As their population proposals are so low that the only way is up. Hoping to train us like a dog and pony show. :twocents:

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Re: 2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment
« Reply #154 on: February 21, 2018, 04:35:50 PM »
Well I am sure with the current deer and elk population the WDFW is hoping us hunters get used to the fact there is little wildlife. That way if there is even a sudden change in population they will throw one of their makes them look good statistics out. As their population proposals are so low that the only way is up. Hoping to train us like a dog and pony show. :twocents:

I have to credit them for reducing doe harvest after the dieoff, but it was after local residents made a big deal about it, now back to selling tags...
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