collapse
Advertise on Hunting-Washington Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site  (Read 1211 times)

Offline Antlershed

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 3965
  • Location: Wetside
2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:31:58 PM »
WDFW WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Dear Hunting Enthusiast,

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified hunt dates and permit levels for the 2018 spring black bear special permit hunts. This information has been posted on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/spring_bear/

Interested hunters can apply from Jan. 2 through Feb. 28, 2018. See pages 12-13 of Washington's 2017 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet for information on how to apply for special hunt permits.

A valid big game hunting license and tag, which includes black bear as a species option, are required to apply and participate in the spring black bear special permit hunts. See the website for additional restrictions and regulations.

Sincerely,

Wildlife Program
WDFW

Offline grundy53

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 10175
  • Location: Lake Stevens
  • Learn something new everyday.
    • facebook
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 03:44:30 PM »
They got rid of the Monroe hunt. 😟😡

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Molôn Labé
Can you skin Grizz?

The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

Offline dune

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 155
  • Location: LakeStevens
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 03:47:11 PM »
No more 448 just take away the hunt and let tree farms send the dogs in. Great way to miss use are natural resources thanks wdfw

Offline Antlershed

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 3965
  • Location: Wetside
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 03:52:19 PM »
Yep, that’s been known since the very first proposal.

Offline sled

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 3445
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »
I can’t believe no monroe Hunt!  Ahhhhh!

Offline Special T

  • Truth the new Hate Speech.
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 17174
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • Wake me when you need me.
    • Silver Arrow Bowmen
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 04:15:32 PM »
And they wonder why they arnt winning the hearts and minds of sportsmen...

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

The Truth is like Poetry, and most people hate Poetry

Offline sled

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 3445
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 04:33:05 PM »
And they wonder why they arnt winning the hearts and minds of sportsmen...

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
yes!,  anyone hear any kind of reason for not having it this year?  Really dissapointing.  Little by little I am loosing interest in hunting.  I did minimal this year.  Maybe it’s time to start looking to a diff state.  Even fishing rules suck now.  Oh well.

Offline bobcat

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 34031
  • Location: Rochester
    • robert68
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 05:11:06 PM »
Probably the same reason they don't have the Capitol Peak spring bear hunt anymore - absolutely no reason.   :bash:

I think the WDFW has some biologists who don't want any bears killed at all.

Offline quadrafire

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 6681
  • Location: Spokane
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 05:12:56 PM »
I'd like to hear their reason for no 113 Spring hunts.

Offline sled

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 3445
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 05:16:26 PM »
Dang it. 

Offline Limhangerslayer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 698
  • Location: Dryside
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 05:18:47 PM »
I'd like to hear their reason for no 113 Spring hunts.
grizzly encounters

Offline whackmaster

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 1716
  • Location: Duvall
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 05:19:59 PM »
No Monroe sucks  :mor:
Kimber and Tikka are my pets

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • Best Biggie Blogger
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9137
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • DAN-O CAN'T TAKE BIGGIE PICS
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 05:25:31 PM »
I'd like to hear their reason for no 113 Spring hunts.
grizzly encounters

They have nice hides! :chuckle:
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.


Keep Calm And Duc On!

Offline grundy53

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 10175
  • Location: Lake Stevens
  • Learn something new everyday.
    • facebook
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 06:13:54 PM »
Yep, that’s been known since the very first proposal.
I was holding out hope that they would change their minds.  Now it's official.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Molôn Labé
Can you skin Grizz?

The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

Offline emac

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 784
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 06:34:21 PM »
What do you guys expect. The sissys at wdfw are for more predators not less

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk


Offline dmoua

  • TEAM PACKOUT
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 140
  • Location: Spokane,WA
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2017, 08:28:48 PM »
I'd like to hear their reason for no 113 Spring hunts.

It would be my number 1 choice every year if they did have it as an option.
Instagram @dmoua_wa

Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/YeXuSsOlDiEr

Offline quadrafire

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 6681
  • Location: Spokane
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 08:45:51 PM »
I'd like to hear their reason for no 113 Spring hunts.

It would be my number 1 choice every year if they did have it as an option.
mine as well

Offline steeleywhopper

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 1186
  • Location: Snohomish co.
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2017, 10:45:38 PM »
I'd like to hear their reason for no 113 Spring hunts.
grizzly encounters

Shooting grizzly in the spring would be fine with me.

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 10993
  • Location: The valley
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 05:52:51 AM »
I am surprised theres no back lash from this news story earlier in the summer
http://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/environment/bear-feeding-program-criticized-for-baiting/446384325

Offline trophyhunt

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 9376
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 07:12:25 AM »
Besides eliminating Monroe, I don't see any changes, I thought they said there would be?  Am I missing something?

Offline Antlershed

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 3965
  • Location: Wetside
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 07:38:45 AM »
Besides eliminating Monroe, I don't see any changes, I thought they said there would be?  Am I missing something?
They modified the end dates for some hunts so now they all run thru June 15th.

Offline Timberstalker

  • Busch Lite Rocks
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 5732
  • Location: Tri-Cities
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 07:44:09 AM »
Besides eliminating Monroe, I don't see any changes, I thought they said there would be?  Am I missing something?
They modified the end dates for some hunts so now they all run thru June 15th.

This.  This will help immensely in some of the units.
If you aint hunting, you aint livin'

Offline trophyhunt

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 9376
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 08:10:39 AM »
Ahh missed that, thanks.

Offline h20hunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 16084
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2017, 08:38:44 AM »
Sorry Skagit hunters.....Im bringing my points and applying for up north.
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.

Offline TMagnum

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2017
  • Posts: 1
  • Location: East side
Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 12:04:20 PM »
New to bear hunting, does it take a lot of points to draw the spring tag?  I cant find that info anywhere online.

Thanks in advance

 

* Recent Topics

The mighty 28 gauge by merkelman
[Today at 01:17:39 AM]


Where would you buy hunting/recreation property in Washington? by mjgentile
[Today at 01:10:37 AM]


FS: 7mm Rem Mag casings/ammo by JTB
[Today at 01:07:04 AM]


Help with lady's bow purchase by mjgentile
[Today at 12:59:08 AM]


Prime rib prep question?? by Bigshooter
[Today at 12:31:10 AM]


Salmon fishing/Not likley by hunthard
[Today at 12:01:52 AM]


Whidbey (I know... I know). by ckr117
[Yesterday at 11:23:32 PM]


Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon by Magnum_Willys
[Yesterday at 11:03:45 PM]


BASES, eyeguards, MOSS Rougher the better! by Watimberghost
[Yesterday at 11:03:14 PM]


Sure babe, I don't mind you invading my reloading area. by Biggerhammer
[Yesterday at 10:52:31 PM]


2016 goat back from taxidermist by Rob
[Yesterday at 10:50:50 PM]


Bushnell Banner - DON'T DO IT!!! by Biggerhammer
[Yesterday at 10:42:08 PM]


Apples for deer by Mallardmasher
[Yesterday at 10:40:06 PM]


Dealing with backyard poop by Romulus1297
[Yesterday at 10:37:58 PM]


Breaking Dawn by fishnfur
[Yesterday at 10:28:51 PM]


Male coyote down by lewy
[Yesterday at 10:27:27 PM]


FS: Scent Blocker Alpha pants New with tags $125 by redi
[Yesterday at 10:20:57 PM]


Where should I put my camera this winter? by smdave
[Yesterday at 09:45:58 PM]


Update: Help for Okanogan Mule Deer by wolfbait
[Yesterday at 09:45:02 PM]


Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties by Ridgeratt
[Yesterday at 09:42:45 PM]