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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2017, 12:45:34 PM »
Interesting data that even with the amount of folks applying seems like it's around half that pick up the tag and go.   :dunno:

 http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/harvest/2016/reports/bear_hunt_name.php

Looking at those numbers,what a joke,maybe a negative point -1 for people who don't hunt it,or harvest,the next year ,so people will hunt it harder,or won't put in for draws that they don't intend to hunt.
I suspect that is accounted for in tag numbers. WDFW knows that only a portion of all permit holders will hunt, and only a portion of those who hunt will harvest. If they knew 100% of pernits would hunt, they would reduce the number of permits.
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2017, 12:55:09 PM »
Odds depend on which unit you apply for. It can vary from about 1 in 4 to 1 in 100.

You can draw with only 1 point, or NOT draw even if you have several points.

This will give you a general idea of the odds:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/permits/results/results.php?Species=BLACK+BEAR
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2017, 01:00:55 PM »
Interesting data that even with the amount of folks applying seems like it's around half that pick up the tag and go.   :dunno:

 http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/harvest/2016/reports/bear_hunt_name.php

Looking at those numbers,what a joke,maybe a negative point -1 for people who don't hunt it,or harvest,the next year ,so people will hunt it harder,or won't put in for draws that they don't intend to hunt.
I suspect that is accounted for in tag numbers. WDFW knows that only a portion of all permit holders will hunt, and only a portion of those who hunt will harvest. If they knew 100% of pernits would hunt, they would reduce the number of permits.
I do agree with ya on they would reduce numbers ,maybe only eastern wa residents can put in for east side permits,west siders put in for west side permits ,seems like the opportunity to hunt a gmu may be higher if you live in the area .or extra points for a draw that you live in.This might slow down the guy that hunts the permit  one weekend and says I'm done.
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2017, 03:33:50 PM »
I miss WDFWinsider... he was the kind of guy that could have told us all kinds of great info about the statics in the draw system...

I hope he finally found a job after the WDFW made life hard on him after he left.

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2017, 12:07:47 PM »
I don't know why they can't offer at least one or two spring bear permits for almost every mountainous GMU on the east slope of the cascades? It seems to me that there are plenty of bears from goldendale to twisp.

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2017, 12:11:16 PM »
Iím sitting here with 10 points waiting for a Methow hunt

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2017, 12:17:25 PM »
You don't want that tag, the bears only eat grass and skunk cabbage since theres no deer left.

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2017, 12:20:43 PM »
Iím just a trophy hunter, I donít care for the meat anyway  :yike: :dunno: :chuckle:

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2017, 03:07:05 PM »
Iím sitting here with 10 points waiting for a Methow hunt

Youíll have a long wait.  :chuckle:
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2017, 04:33:51 PM »
Anyone want to pool points together I'm in... and pointless  :)
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
Anyone want to pool points together I'm in... and pointless  :)

There's my bro, begging to scam off other peoples points!

No Monroe unit sucks for sure. I don't know their reasoning, but I do know they have logged an absolute ton in the area that was the spring bear unit, so there might not be the amount of trees grown up big enough to interest the bears for spring. I mean, I know there are some in there, but not like there used to be.

Regardless, its too bad. It was a fun unit. Hopefully they will add it back again in a few years.
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2017, 05:48:39 PM »
did any of the units increase tags?
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2017, 09:38:26 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

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2017, 10:56:52 PM »
Anyone want to pool points together I'm in... and pointless  :)

There's my bro, begging to scam off other peoples points!

Iím desperate enough to teach someone everything you tough me.... as long as itís a party draw and I have a permit  :chuckle:

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 05:20:02 AM »
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

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