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Offline Oh Mah

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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2017, 08:48:01 PM »
One change that I think would help a ton is make permits take the place of your general hunt. If you draw a permit that hunt is what you get that year. No general season option with it. That would make people think about what they want to apply for and have less permits go unhunted.  :twocents:

Not sure how to make that happen with the possibility of drawing multiple permits tho.
This would be an improvement to the plan already in place.if you draw antlerless you can't shoot a buck.if you draw cow you can;t shoot spike etc.  :tup:
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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2017, 09:40:29 PM »
same site as curly
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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2017, 09:59:12 PM »
I just found a site( results WA.) That blows these numbers out of the water over the past 5 years.Anyways the silence on this site from the WDFW- LEO,or any other entity working within the dept. is deafening.
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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2017, 08:45:14 AM »
I believe hunter numbers are continuing to decline for the same reasons they were back in 2007 when this article was written.  Access to a place to hunt has gotten even worse in the last 10 years.  I definitely believe that to be a big reason behind less people hunting.  :twocents:

I think I've read more recent stats on hunter numbers declining.........can't find that article right now, but here's and older article:

Number of U.S. hunters dwindles

The Associated Press

Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue.
New figures from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show that the number of hunters 16 and older declined by 10% between 1996 and 2006 from 14 million to about 12.5 million. The drop was most acute in New England, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific states, which lost 400,000 hunters in that span.

The primary reasons, experts say, are the loss of hunting land to urbanization plus a perception by many families that they can't afford the time or costs that hunting entails.

"To recruit new hunters, it takes hunting families," said Gregg Patterson of Ducks Unlimited. "I was introduced to it by my father, he was introduced to it by his father. When you have boys and girls without a hunter in the household, it's tough to give them the experience."

Some animal-welfare activists welcome the trend, noting that it coincides with a 13% increase in wildlife watching since 1996. But hunters and state wildlife agencies, as they prepare for the fall hunting season, say the drop is worrisome.

"It's hunters who are the most willing to give their own dollar for wildlife conservation," Patterson said.

Compounding the problem, the number of Americans who fish also has dropped sharply down 15%, from 35.2 million in 1996 to 30 million in 2006, according to the latest version of a national survey that the Fish and Wildlife Service conducts every five years.

Of the 50 state wildlife agencies, most rely on hunting and fishing license fees for the bulk of their revenue, and only a handful receive significant infusions from their state's general fund.

"They're trying to take care of all wildlife and all habitats on a shoestring budget," said Rachel Brittin of the Washington-based Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

In New Hampshire, only multiple fee increases which produced numerous complaints have enabled the Fish and Game Department to keep revenues robust. Its ranks of registered hunters has dropped from 83,292 in 1996 to 61,076 last year, according to department spokeswoman Judy Stokes.

"We hear concerns about land access," Stokes said. "People grew up hunting you went out with your family, your uncle. And now you go back, and there's a shopping plaza or a housing development. Some of your favorite places just aren't available anymore."

National hunting expert Mark Damian Duda, executive director of Virginia-based research firm Responsive Management, says America's increasingly urban and suburban culture makes it less friendly toward the pastime.

"You don't just get up and go hunting one day your father or father-type figure has to have hunted," Duda said. "In a rural environment, where your friends and family hunt, you feel comfortable with guns, you feel comfortable with killing an animal."
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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #104 on: April 19, 2017, 11:33:02 AM »
Wow, happy to see so many responses! Thanks everyone. If I may chime in :IBCOOL: I don't mind loosing my points if I get drawn for multiple, I just hate to see someone " throwing a tag away" I would gladly give my extra tag ( if I drew 2) to fellow hunter. There are lots of wounded worrier projects out there. Or even senior citizen or disabled hunter programs. Give someone a reason to get out in the wood that might not have had the chance that year.  The WDFW is going to get their money anyway we already know we wont be able to stop that run away train wreck. :IBCOOL: All you guys that have 10+ points on bull elk and Deer, I am no rocket scientist but I would say if we weren't allowed to draw multiple tags in a year the chances of getting draw would go up...... something to think about, more tags left on the table. We cant blame our fellow hunters for trying to take advantage of the system that has been dealt to us. all we can do is try to get the most out of it, and right now I feel that it is inefficient and wasteful, only putting money in the pocket for WDFW  :yike: Supprise!!!!
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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #105 on: April 20, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
I can't imagine doing ghost points because I am worried about drawing 2 permits at once. The tags I put in for may as well be oil. The year I ghost point could have been the year I drew the quality tag. Points don't really gain you that much better odds of drawing to worry about. But for all those worried about it keep ghost pointing till you draw the antlerless. Less people to go against for a tag  :chuckle: It makes me laugh when people are worried about 5 or 6 elk points when guys don't draw when they are in the 20 + points. Its a lottery so treat it like that if you draw 2 oh well at least you drew something.  :twocents:

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Re: Multiple tags Drawn
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2017, 08:53:26 PM »
So my dad got the multi elk. Problem is, he only needs it if he doesnt draw an eastern wa rifle tag. He has 19 pts for quality and bull and isnt worried (like most guys) of getting a big one. He will most likely draw, but think that it is kind of a waste.


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