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Spring Bear 2018
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:45:24 AM »
I haven't saw the regs for 2018 spring bear yet.  I believe it says they come out in November.  Anyone know anything?

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 11:59:11 AM »
No monroe tags.  >:(

Im going to put im for Skagit and ask for lots of help!
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 03:41:10 PM »
I asked about spring bear tags last week, this is what she said at Wdfw.

Hi Jerry,
As of right now the applications are due to go on sale Jan 2, 2018 Ė Feb 28, 2018.
We are waiting for the species manager to get the information out to customers via email and most likely a media News Release.
They will be posting the hunt choices to the dfw.wa.gov web page soon, or at least by the time submittals begin in Jan.
If there are changes in the next couple of weeks, I will let you know.
 
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
I believe they adopted exactly what was proposed. If you look up the WAC (232-28-286), it was updated a while back, so you can see what the changes are.
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 07:52:25 PM »
No monroe tags.  >:(

Im going to put im for Skagit and ask for lots of help!
The link below showed 25 Monroe tags. Did they change it?

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 08:13:18 PM »
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 12:14:17 PM »
Perspective Rookie Bear hunter here.
Questions
#1 Why is spring bear a special permit. Is it easy bear hunting? Shooting fish in a barrel?
#2 is that the only areas that have spring bear available? No 335,510,667,328,336,346 or 505?
#3 is spring bear just to deal with a problem Bear population in a specific area?
#4 any info You would like to share with a guy looking into becoming a bear hunter.
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 01:36:33 PM »
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 03:51:43 PM »
I understand that legal areas for the westside hunts are generally limited to whatever the WDFW works out with the timber companies--generally speaking, what general part of the unit has the Skagit hunt been in?  Wasn't able to find any of the maps online.  I am just trying to gauge roughly how far of a drive it would be for me.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 09:47:04 PM »
2018 License and Tags available - Special permit purchases Jan2nd

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 06:30:39 PM »
If this is correct, which i'm sure it is, there are only 826 spring bear tags available for the entire state of Washington??  There are 4,675 available in Oregon.  I know practices for hunting bears are different from Oregon to Washington.  Is the success percentage high enough to justify giving out so few tags, or are there just not a lot of bear around?  In a "good" unit in Oregon you can see handfuls of bear in a single day,weather permitting.  Oregon has outlawed running dogs and baiting, so maybe the population has gone through the roof.  Just seems strange to see that much discrepancy in tag numbers for neighboring states... 

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 06:35:50 PM »
We have a ton of bears in WA, probably one of the highest density states for bear. 


WDFW just loves predators  :dunno:

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 09:59:06 PM »
I really wish they would go to a state wide spring season. Not sure why most of them are tailored as depredation hunts seeing as densities are pretty solid state wide and the number of hunters that peruse them is relatively small. Most times itís a just in case tag. Totally agree KF, I had read an article a couple years ago in I believe Northwest or game and fish. Said that Wa had the highest black bear densities in the lower 48. Have to look at some back issues to check.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 08:26:14 AM »
I'll go up there with you H20, it's right up the road from me. I'll be putting in for it also.  I also like some of the East Side hunts.
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 08:43:43 AM »
@Ripper

You're on.
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2018, 10:02:43 AM »
Can I apply now with my 2017 license which is still good or do I need to buy the 2018 bear tag or bear combo?

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 10:04:49 AM »
Can I apply now with my 2017 license which is still good or do I need to buy the 2018 bear tag or bear combo?

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2018, 10:51:52 AM »
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 03:53:50 PM »
Ok you Northies....get those fingers limbered up for some good ol internet bashing....Im in for spring bear Skagit,  got me some points, and am garuuuuunteeed to draw you betcha! Im going to need honey holes and spot on advice!
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 04:12:27 PM »
Who you callin Northy? And donít get you hopes up.  9 points is what it takes to draw Skagit. 

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 04:16:40 PM »
Call'n YOU a Northie I suppose! Boom!

9 points you think? Hmmmm...seriuosly Im going in with 5 and fingers crossed. Id like to get some scouting in then spend a few weekends when they get moving hitting it hard. We will see!
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 04:19:27 PM »
Also...again being serious I bet us just to the south will make it harder to draw. Skagit is the closest unit....so....sorry.


And it's Northie......sheesh.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 06:18:06 PM »
@Sideswipe

Hey ol timer...you got and bear knowlege for up there when I draw? Show me the way to a 300lb'er?
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2018, 10:38:18 AM »
Call'n YOU a Northie I suppose! Boom!

9 points you think? Hmmmm...seriuosly Im going in with 5 and fingers crossed. Id like to get some scouting in then spend a few weekends when they get moving hitting it hard. We will see!


Gotta be 9. 
I didnít draw it last year with 8







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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2018, 10:42:02 AM »
Fine.  Try and piddle in my sunshine puddle.  When I draw just be prepared for a "neener neener".

Ps. Good luck on the draw.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2018, 10:59:28 AM »
Well, I'll be going in with 1 this year, and I fully expect to draw. So theres that.
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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2018, 02:33:12 PM »
Who you callin Northy? And donít get you hopes up.  9 points is what it takes to draw Skagit.

I drew the first year I put in, two years ago. Didn't tag out, only two tags filled that year from what I heard. All's I'm saying is, sometimes a guy gets lucky!

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Re: Spring Bear 2018
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2018, 03:27:22 PM »
Who you callin Northy? And donít get you hopes up.  9 points is what it takes to draw Skagit.

I drew the first year I put in, two years ago. Didn't tag out, only two tags filled that year from what I heard. All's I'm saying is, sometimes a guy gets lucky!

A lot of guys donít report so donít trust those numbers. First year I drew there was one bear reported killed mine. When I know at least 4 others that killed bears.
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