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Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:15:04 AM »
Copy of 2018 deer and elk season

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 08:37:50 AM »
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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 08:40:18 AM »
Looking for preliminary dates for vacation time. Need to put in soon

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 08:41:40 AM »
I haven’t seen the proposed dates yet.

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 08:55:05 AM »
They won’t be out until february. Which weapon type are you asking about?
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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 09:05:59 AM »
 :yeah: and they will still be open to comment on changes I believe, they don’t make it easy on anyone to make plans for the upcoming year

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 09:46:39 AM »

January 31
 1. Big Game hunting activity report deadline.  Report data are compiled and quality checked.
 

Early February
 2.Working with Washington State University, follow-up telephone surveys are conducted to assess the non-response bias for hunters who failed to report their hunting activity.
3.WDFW staff begin population surveys.
4.WDFW files hunting season recommendations and posts them online for public review and comment.
 

Late February- Early March
 5.Using steps 1 and 2, WDFW estimates harvest, hunter numbers, and hunter days.
6.WDFW staff complete population surveys.
7.WDFW staff evaluates populations, harvest data, and winter severity in case adjustments to recommendations are warranted.
 

Early to mid- March
 8. The Fish and Wildlife Commission holds public hearings and collects public testimony.  WDFW briefs the Commission and the public on the hunting season recommendations
 

Late March
 9.WDFW adjusts hunting season recommendations based on survey information, harvest, winter severity, and public comments received during the review period and at the public hearing in March.
 

April
 10.WDFW presents final recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Commission for adoption.
11.Once the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts the seasons and rules, the pamphlet is sent to print and posted online.
12.The printing company delivers Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations Pamphlets to License Vendors.
 

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 02:08:59 PM »
01 Sep 2018 - archery deer opens.  What else is there??   :chuckle:
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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 10:44:03 AM »
If hunting Eastern of the Cascades during the General Season Plan For:
Archery deer - Sept. 1 -28
High Hunt (deer, any weapon, selected Wilderness & Recreations areas)  Sept. 15 - 25
General Season (MF) mule deer Oct. 13-23 (unless there is significant changes from winter kill etc.)
General Muzzleloader Sept. 29-Oct. 7

Elk expect:
General Archery Sept. 8 - 20
General (MF) Oct. 27-Nov. 4
General Muzzleloader Oct. 6 - 12

Read the Regs. carefully because there are many options.  Permit Applications are also a good idea Apply in late April to mid-May.

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 11:42:56 AM »
01 Sep 2018 - archery deer opens.  What else is there??   :chuckle:

Archery elk of course.

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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 11:38:38 PM »
Aww man - they talk about those critters over on the Elk Forum.
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Re: Dates for 2018 deer and elk season
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 06:07:45 PM »
I didn't see on there when they release 2017's harvest reports to the public... any trends from previous years?
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