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Why no WA general spring bear season?
« on: March 28, 2017, 07:55:51 PM »
I recently read that WA has the most bears of any state in the lower 48.  How come we don't have any general Spring bear seasons?  You'd think that with no bait and no hounds it wouldn't be a huge impact on the population - we already support a 3 month general season and most of that time bears are easier to find in the open snacking on berries.  It could still be limited to 2 a year, limited to units with sustainable population etc...  any thoughts?  The current draws are pretty undesirable for westsiders.

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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 07:59:22 PM »
I'd be all for otc spring bear season!

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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 08:00:57 PM »
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 08:02:04 PM »
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If they've got the season, I'd cough up the $$

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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 08:05:14 PM »
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If they've got the season, I'd cough up the $$
It's the money from permit applications they would lose if they went to a general spring season.

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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 08:06:37 PM »
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If they've got the season, I'd cough up the $$
Agreed, I spend enough in permit application fee,s. If it was OTC, I would buy one.

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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 08:12:21 PM »
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If they've got the season, I'd cough up the $$
It's the money from permit applications they would lose if they went to a general spring season.

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About 4,000 applications at $7 each doesn't seem that much to lose to make up elsewhere. :dunno:
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017, 08:19:02 PM »
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 08:19:30 PM »
Because that makes sense, and we all know WDFW doesn't do things that does.  :lol4:
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 08:19:46 PM »
You think they make more money at 4000 tags a year,I think the permit is to keep the Greene  :tree1: people happy with calling damage hunt ,don't wanna damage those trees.
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 08:21:08 PM »
Tack a few bucks onto the cost of a bear tag to make up the lost revenue on permit apps and open her up!  Lets kill some predators!
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 08:23:18 PM »
Fewer bears = more deer = more deer hunters = more revenue. Win/win.
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 08:35:04 PM »
Because it is the exact opposite of their management goals, i.e. more predators=less hunters.
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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 08:42:07 PM »
Tack a few bucks onto the cost of a bear tag to make up the lost revenue on permit apps and open her up!  Lets kill some predators!
That's the main problem. They don't want you killing their predators... :chuckle:

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Re: Why no WA general spring bear season?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2017, 08:57:05 PM »
Tack a few bucks onto the cost of a bear tag to make up the lost revenue on permit apps and open her up!  Lets kill some predators!
That's the main problem. They don't want you killing their predators... :chuckle:

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