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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2018, 06:53:01 PM »
I don't think so, we need numbers not a canned letter.

 :yeah: If everyone sends comments it will make them reconsider some issues. Some issues I doubt will make any difference, but the more comments the better!
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2018, 08:13:49 PM »
I commented, but it probably won't make a difference.  I'm so sick of WDFW.  I'm giving my money to Idaho and Wyoming this year.   :IBCOOL:

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2018, 01:18:01 PM »
Sure that's for the Cougar thread KF?
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2018, 01:19:16 PM »
too many tabs up  :chuckle:

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2018, 04:10:00 PM »
Commented even though it will not affect me soon.  Just my 2 cents, but it makes no difference, they have their minds made up.  Hide and watch!
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2018, 06:00:58 PM »
After commenting I had to note the reasons the Department gives for moving the date back to the 15th are complete BS. Why don't they come out and say they want to reduce harvest and close units earlier. Anything else is blowing smoke!
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2018, 06:19:04 PM »
Washington’s cougar management is absolutely ridiculous. Without the use of hounds the season could run year round with no quota and it would still be impossible to keep the population in check.

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2018, 06:23:24 PM »
Wait until/if they have a wf season a,d you will see little to no effect on them also

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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2018, 09:49:30 PM »
Washington’s cougar management is absolutely ridiculous. Without the use of hounds the season could run year round with no quota and it would still be impossible to keep the population in check.
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2018, 10:21:12 PM »
I don't think so, we need numbers not a canned letter.

 :yeah: If everyone sends comments it will make them reconsider some issues. Some issues I doubt will make any difference, but the more comments the better!
I don't mean a canned letter. I mean talking points. Organised talking points backed up by sporting organizations in which you belong. 2c

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2018, 10:32:36 PM »
If you can make that happen I'm in full support of it  :tup:

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2018, 10:34:02 PM »
Been working on it.

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2018, 10:42:08 PM »
In the meantime, you should provide a comment on the issues you feel are important and vote one of three choices:       Support      Oppose      Neutral

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2018, 06:08:31 PM »
Many of you know this, but Oregon's cougar season is open year around and no bag limit.  One does need to buy a tag, but if you harvest a cat you just go buy another tag.
Working on a letter...trying to be civil, which is not easy.
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2018, 06:28:11 PM »
What a joke, we can't even convince other hunters to allow training of hounds for predators? How are we supposed to convince the lib tards to let us do it.  Pretty sad when a fellow WA hunter opposes it because he thinks it will lessen his chances of running one down on foot.  :bash:

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2018, 06:53:06 PM »
What a joke, we can't even convince other hunters to allow training of hounds for predators? How are we supposed to convince the lib tards to let us do it.  Pretty sad when a fellow WA hunter opposes it because he thinks it will lessen his chances of running one down on foot.  :bash:
The more hounds you train,the faster the quota for cougar is meet every year though safety cougar removals,so let's train more hounds and not have a season for for boot hunters in the future.
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: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2018, 07:14:22 PM »
What a joke, we can't even convince other hunters to allow training of hounds for predators? How are we supposed to convince the lib tards to let us do it.  Pretty sad when a fellow WA hunter opposes it because he thinks it will lessen his chances of running one down on foot.  :bash:
The more hounds you train,the faster the quota for cougar is meet every year though safety cougar removals,so let's train more hounds and not have a season for for boot hunters in the future.
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2018, 07:18:13 PM »
I'm for hounds when everybody can use them not just friends of wdfw.
Thinking I'm not a supporter of hounds is not me .
Here's a pic of my old hound duke before I gave him away to someone who could use him.
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2018, 08:39:32 PM »
Many of you know this, but Oregon's cougar season is open year around and no bag limit.  One does need to buy a tag, but if you harvest a cat you just go buy another tag.
Working on a letter...trying to be civil, which is not easy.

That’s not a true statement. Their is a quota and each zone has an allotted number. But with a high quota number. It be hard to reach. Specially when just the blue mountains zone quota of 270 is more then the entire state of Washington’s 262 quota.  :bash:But for $167 nonresident hunting license and a $16 cougar tag. You can hunt them all year. Plus your addition tag is another $16. Oregon knows it has a cat problem with quota numbers like that.

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2018, 07:32:40 AM »
Commented..I don't think any comments will change the plan they already have. I was NOT civil.
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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2018, 12:28:40 PM »
Thanks for the correction  elkcollector.  My understanding came from an Oregon resident.  I will check, but I doubt the quota is met very often.
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« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2018, 01:03:50 PM »
Thanks for the correction  elkcollector.  My understanding came from an Oregon resident.  I will check, but I doubt the quota is met very often.

There are a couple zones that allow hounds. Obviously issued permits. For mule deer recovery.  I believe one is in the south central area. Other would be up in the northeast area. Last that I looked those are the only areas that come close to quota limits. Cause boot hunters and houndsman all count against the quota.

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Re: RULE CHANGES FOR COUGAR HUNTERS - please provide comment
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2018, 01:22:56 PM »
I commented.


This drives me crazy.  We try, little as it may be, and hope.  It's worse than hoping for a coveted tag.  :chuckle:
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