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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 12:18:03 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 #26 on: December 07, 2017, 12:19:45 PM »
Sorry Skagit hunters.....Im bringing my points and applying for up north.

If you want you can share with me... Im a few points short this year
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 12:33:14 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

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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 12:39:03 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.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: 2018 Spring Bear Info Up on WDFW Site
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 12:41:23 PM »
Copalis dropped from 100 to 50 tags.

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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
:yeah: Iíll have 8 points going into this yearís draw, but I donít apply for any Westside units.

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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.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 01:12:02 PM by hunter399 »
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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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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