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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

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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. 😟😡

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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

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 05:16:26 PM »
Dang it. 

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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.
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 05:19:59 PM »
No Monroe sucks  :mor:
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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.
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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.

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 08:10:39 AM »
Ahh missed that, thanks.

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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.
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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.

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