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Author Topic: Proposal to eliminate harvesting of cow elk for archery hunters in 8 game units  (Read 7094 times)

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Not to mention they want to cut the bull tags in half in those units. Iv read the numbers for past years. Muzzy guys are the ones that are over on the resource allocations. So why are bow hunters getting the axe?

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Love how we have to lose cow hunts so the natives can have more. Good call Washington. Sounds fair.

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Love how we have to lose cow hunts so the natives can have more. Good call Washington. Sounds fair.
Ignorant statement, but I have come to expect that from you in regards to native issues.  This is a political move, period! It has to do with pressures in Olympia not Yakama.  The agency and legislature are playing hunters like a fiddle. Divide and conquer user groups and alternative agendas are realized at a later date and time  (by some).

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I find it comical on this website. Everyone complains that the wdfw isnít managing properly, then when they do something right for a change everyone complains lol

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I find it comical on this website. Everyone complains that the wdfw isnít managing properly, then when they do something right for a change everyone complains lol
isnít that the truth
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I find it comical on this website. Everyone complains that the wdfw isnít managing properly, then when they do something right for a change everyone complains lol
Bugle, I  disagree.  This move is without representation or justification.  Did you read thie comments on the proposal? It's not just on this site where this move is questionable at best. 

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I find it comical on this website. Everyone complains that the wdfw isnít managing properly, then when they do something right for a change everyone complains lol
:yeah: numbers are down, protect the cows.  Pretty simple concept.  I'd say get over it.

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Love how we have to lose cow hunts so the natives can have more. Good call Washington. Sounds fair.
Ignorant statement, but I have come to expect that from you in regards to native issues.  This is a political move, period! It has to do with pressures in Olympia not Yakama.  The agency and legislature are playing hunters like a fiddle. Divide and conquer user groups and alternative agendas are realized at a later date and time  (by some).


So you're saying tribal hunters will be limited to less cows as well  by this move?  I agree with less harvest to help the herds but if it isn't across the board and without serious predator control what's the point :dunno:
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I find it comical on this website. Everyone complains that the wdfw isnít managing properly, then when they do something right for a change everyone complains lol
Perfect example for the need for a "like" button in the forum.
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I find it comical on this website. Everyone complains that the wdfw isnít managing properly, then when they do something right for a change everyone complains lol
:yeah: numbers are down, protect the cows.  Pretty simple concept.  I'd say get over it.
It's not protect the cows.  They will have a second straight year of cow harvest in the hundreds (unreported by your management agency). Oh wait show me damage harvest numbers by your beloved agency.  Was it 350 (cows) in a single unit last year?

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328 and 329 will still have early season antlerless opportunities it will change to a permit instead of general season. 100 permits.
These 2 units generally have a 10-15% sucess rate in the general season. I don't hunt these units but know folks that do. For the most part this is fairly open country that is hard on archers. 2c

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Love how we have to lose cow hunts so the natives can have more. Good call Washington. Sounds fair.
Ignorant statement, but I have come to expect that from you in regards to native issues.  This is a political move, period! It has to do with pressures in Olympia not Yakama.  The agency and legislature are playing hunters like a fiddle. Divide and conquer user groups and alternative agendas are realized at a later date and time  (by some).


So you're saying tribal hunters will be limited to less cows as well  by this move?  I agree with less harvest to help the herds but if it isn't across the board and without serious predator control what's the point :dunno:
I believe Yakama limits cows after Dec 31st, right about the time the department ramps up damage harvest.  The state will be still hammering cows for the next couple weeks as well.
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If they really wanted to control harvest and set population goals, they should just go to a draw system with quotas.  They should do that for both bulls and cows statewide. 

With all the Californians moving north, you guys need a little more control in your lives.

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That wont happen

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I 100% agree on helping the Animals first. Just gets old that it seems we take the hit when helping.

 

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