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2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« on: March 23, 2017, 08:57:29 AM »
Who drew? The wife drew this year. Can't wait to get out and start looking.  We gotta beat them Monroe boys again this year. Haha  :chuckle:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 09:13:36 AM »
1 tag for me!
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 09:37:20 AM »
Second year putting in , and drew for Skagit unit.   Now the hard choice will be what days to hunt and what days to fish !   BTW has anyone received the letter from WDFW yet or meeting date and time ?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 09:45:15 AM »
Second year putting in , and drew for Skagit unit.   Now the hard choice will be what days to hunt and what days to fish !   BTW has anyone received the letter from WDFW yet or meeting date and time ?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 10:00:18 AM »
Not hard to fish and hunt on the same day. Letter came yesterday for my wife. April 8 is the meeting.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 10:18:58 AM »
It's just terrible when life delivers tough choices   :yeah:

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 10:48:44 AM »
Second year putting in , and drew for Skagit unit.   Now the hard choice will be what days to hunt and what days to fish !   BTW has anyone received the letter from WDFW yet or meeting date and time ?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 12:21:13 PM »
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 12:39:16 PM »
Thanks to the Re-draw  :bash:

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 12:51:38 PM »
Have you put in for Skagit all 8 years?
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 03:30:38 PM »
Yes
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 03:36:23 PM »
Sucky
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 04:53:16 PM »
I got my letter today.

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 05:08:01 PM »
Anybody know what road system they're shutting down? Ex. 100,200,300 line?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »

What makes you think they are "shutting down" a road system?
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 05:55:55 PM »
The letter says that private timber is shutting down a major line and it will affect access to certain parts of the unit... they didn't say what road. But we will know on 4/8
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 06:12:02 PM »
I will make a WAG and say either the 300rd, or the 310 Rd gets axed.    I'm also curious to see what weyerhaeuser roads get added to the hunt.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2017, 06:27:46 PM »
310 Rd being axed would cut a lot of damaged area out...
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2017, 06:59:03 PM »
The Scott paper mainline is getting shut down for work soon.  Probably what they are referencing  in the letter. 

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2017, 07:01:14 PM »
Anybody know what road system they're shutting down? Ex. 100,200,300 line?
Also the 300 no longer is a thru road.  It blew out last year and is not likely to be rebuilt in the near future.

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 07:03:35 PM »
I will make a WAG and say either the 300rd, or the 310 Rd gets axed.    I'm also curious to see what weyerhaeuser roads get added to the hunt.
Did it say they were adding Weyco roads?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2017, 07:08:13 PM »
310 Rd being axed would cut a lot of damaged area out...

 :yeah: that's why I was curious if anyone knew.

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2017, 07:21:24 PM »
Where do you guys get maps with road numbers?

Where is mainline getting work done?
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2017, 07:22:48 PM »
I will make a WAG and say either the 300rd, or the 310 Rd gets axed.    I'm also curious to see what weyerhaeuser roads get added to the hunt.
Did it say they were adding Weyco roads?


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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2017, 07:27:03 PM »
Where do you guys get maps with road numbers?

Where is mainline getting work done?


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