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New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« on: May 31, 2017, 08:36:36 PM »
I'm sure you guys noticed that the 2018 spring bear info in the regs is not there and they say spring hunts will be announced in November.  Any inside info or speculation of what changes might be coming?

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 08:40:49 PM »
Based on the trend,  the season will be broken up into quality, boar, and any bear hunts with a premium price for hunts during the 5/15-6/15.....basically any way to pinch more $$ out of us.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 08:41:19 PM »
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 08:48:38 PM »
I thought of a way they can make more money, it came to me after seeing a bear 500 yards in the wrong unit.  Pay an extra 16.00 for multiple units to hunt if drawn, up to 2 or three??  Your probably right high country, for options coming soon??

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 08:57:46 PM »
I heard it was going to general otc for spring season. Pretty reliable source.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 09:01:19 PM »
It better.  :chuckle: I just ate the last spring bear tag ever?!?!???

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 09:10:27 PM »
There may be some more west side units coming...
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 09:15:32 PM »
Every GMU that has bears should have at least a few spring permits. It's ridiculous that they don't. We've had baiting and hound hunting taken away, there's no reason they can't offer a lot more spring bear permits to help make up for it.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 09:19:24 PM »
Based on the trend,  the season will be broken up into quality, boar, and any bear hunts with a premium price for hunts during the 5/15-6/15.....basically any way to pinch more $$ out of us.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 10:00:21 PM »
Every GMU that has bears should have at least a few spring permits. It's ridiculous that they don't. We've had baiting and hound hunting taken away, there's no reason they can't offer a lot more spring bear permits to help make up for it.
:yeah:  I agree 100%  look at the blues in Oregon and how many they still give out.  All the north central units would make great hunts.  One could only hope

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 10:26:34 PM »
A new hunt will come, an old one will go away. 

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 05:45:32 AM »
A new hunt will come, an old one will go away.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2017, 05:48:10 AM »
I heard it was going to general otc for spring season. Pretty reliable source.

@timberstalker any more details on this? I think that would be awesome

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2017, 06:18:40 AM »
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2017, 06:22:53 AM »
I heard it was going to general otc for spring season. Pretty reliable source.

If they're truly interested in management this should be the case.  I hope my pessimism is wrong...

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2017, 06:28:04 AM »
Every GMU that has bears should have at least a few spring permits. It's ridiculous that they don't. We've had baiting and hound hunting taken away, there's no reason they can't offer a lot more spring bear permits to help make up for it.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 06:30:41 AM »
I can't see them taking away the draw altogether, but hopefully every unit gets some tags. OTC would be the dream though!

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2017, 06:36:08 AM »
Yeah. That would be awesome.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 07:12:22 AM »
I'd be willing to pay a little extra to bait in the spring.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 07:15:55 AM »
Based on the recent Loophole story.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 07:16:42 AM »
I'd be willing to pay a little extra to bait in the spring.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 08:21:25 AM »
So I'm probably going to get flamed for this but, I don't think an otc spring tag would be a good idea for the east side units. As open as the terrain is and the number of good bear hunters who love spring bear I think the bear population would be impacted in a bad way.  The wet side I feel can support otc spring tags, at least every unit should have permits on the west.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 08:25:07 AM »
I'd be willing to pay a little extra to bait in the spring.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2017, 08:42:14 AM »
I'd like to see the West side be OTC.   They could institute a quota system.   That may even work for some of the GMU's in the NE part of the state. 

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2017, 09:07:31 AM »
It would be great if the west side went otc in spring.  I know in the GMUs I hunt, I see lots more bear in spring while the bears are still down low.  Mosquitoes aren't much of an issue early either.