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Taxidermy & Scoring / Re: What makes good taxidermy?
« Last post by huntnnw on Today at 12:42:49 AM »
Gary in postfalls,ID Northwest taxidermy is fanatical about his mounts and the time he spends on each piece. Some of the best deer mounts I have ever seen.
Until we get a Director who has the courage to cut top down rather than let self protecting HQ managers cut bottom up, these continued budget problems are like the Energizer Bunny.  Just keeps going.  It's pretty much the field positions that actually do something that end up getting the axe, generally speaking.  Always has been result of WDFW's budget process.  We all know what has happened the past 20-30 years to the resource and opportunity under this approach.  Raising user fees and then continuing down the road of poor management is so predictable.

 Well said!
"The department shall conserve the wildlife and food fish, game fish, and shellfish resources in a manner that does not impair the resource"

 Big Tex, I know you are an apologist for WDFW, but can you really say they are doing this when their predator management is aimed at the reduction, not conservation, of wildlife?   
I'm not an apologist for WDFW, I've called them out many times. But I am a realist, which many aren't. Everybody wants every chinook to be 50 pounds with guaranteed limits everyday on every river, guarantee your going to get a 400 class bull every year etc and if they don't then it's WDFWs fault.

The "conserve the wildlife and food fish, game fish, and shellfish resources in a manner that does not impair the resource" is all up to each individuals view. Who's right and who's wrong, who knows. I know people who think hunting in WA is amazing because not many states have OTC buck and bull tags, heck some states if you don't draw then you don't hunt. Then you have those who think hunting in WA sucks. Who's right and who's wrong, who knows. Everybody is their own expert.

I feel that our quality of our hunting and fishing opportunity is swirling down the toilet bowl and has been for many years. We have less chance at quality hunt draws, less chances of landing OIL tags, heavily restricted fishing rules and it's getting worse not better.
Now I see a proposed fee increase that's going to do nothing but fund the excesses in Olympia. 
Nothing in this fee increase is going to improve hunting or fishing, it'll only feed the bloated bureaucracy that churns out rule after rule after rule making all outdoors people miserable at trying to keep up with it all.

It's a bit shallow to suggest that everyone expects a 400 class bull or 50 lb Chinook.

What model?
entry package or custom setup?
Elk Hunting / Re: Peaches
« Last post by Reidus on Yesterday at 11:13:38 PM »
Sounds like road hunters paradise!
Guns and Ammo / Re: Anybody actually have a 6.5 PRC?
« Last post by Biggerhammer on Yesterday at 11:11:17 PM »
Iíll send you a cartridge or a case?
Deer Hunting / Re: How is the twisp Winthrop area fairing so far 2018?
« Last post by X-Force on Yesterday at 11:09:12 PM »
Populations are down but getting out there and get away from people and you will find animals.

Lots of the roads in the burn areas are still rough.
Backcountry Hunting / Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Last post by huntnnw on Yesterday at 10:47:42 PM »
you guys are fancy with tents  :chuckle:  rarely take one, pad, bag and plastic tarp
Fishing / Re: Brewster Pool
« Last post by huntnnw on Yesterday at 10:45:40 PM »
we were there last wed evening till Friday am never saw a Chinook landed.. Friday we stayed on the king hole side with 7 boats and nobody touched fish that am before we left.
Backcountry Hunting / Re: Pics of your backcountry camp
« Last post by banishd on Yesterday at 10:44:07 PM »
Recent scouting trip
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