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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: jstone on March 26, 2020, 09:16:55 PM

Title: Hunting Regs
Post by: jstone on March 26, 2020, 09:16:55 PM
When do all of the new big game regs come out? Iím done talking about Corona
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: bornhunter on March 26, 2020, 10:03:26 PM
When do all of the new big game regs come out? Iím done talking about Corona

 :yeah:
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: ghosthunter on March 26, 2020, 10:13:11 PM
Given the current state of affairs, I think itís wishful thinking that we see them in time to put in for permits. :bash: :sry:
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: bobcat on March 26, 2020, 10:22:51 PM
Should be middle of April. I doubt it'll be late, they count on the revenue from special permit applications.
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: Stein on March 26, 2020, 10:26:40 PM
Should be middle of April. I doubt it'll be late, they count on the revenue from special permit applications.

Yeah, they don't have to make any hard choices on big game now as far as I can remember. Put out the regs, sell the permits and applications and deal with whatever happens later.
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: Karl Blanchard on March 27, 2020, 07:04:17 AM
My fear is it will be a regurgitation of last years permit numbers instead of seeing increased elk permits in the region 3 units (which there should be)  :twocents:
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: fishngamereaper on March 27, 2020, 07:19:17 AM
My fear is it will be a regurgitation of last years permit numbers instead of seeing increased elk permits in the region 3 units (which there should be)  :twocents:

Wait..what. I thought all the elk in 3 where dead...


As for the regs. They will be out as usual, does anyone think there will be a decrease in applications with all this uncertainty.?
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: Karl Blanchard on March 27, 2020, 07:23:23 AM
My fear is it will be a regurgitation of last years permit numbers instead of seeing increased elk permits in the region 3 units (which there should be)  :twocents:

Wait..what. I thought all the elk in 3 where dead...


As for the regs. They will be out as usual, does anyone think there will be a decrease in applications with all this uncertainty.?
the greedy tag hoarder that I am I kind of wish for a decrease but the American in me Hope's that everyone still has the money and the confidence to apply, win tags, and go on hunts.
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: Onewhohikes on March 27, 2020, 08:09:24 AM
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: trophyhunt on March 27, 2020, 08:58:02 AM
We already saw the projected regulations, in the past they havenít changed the proposals or permit numbers.  Canít find the link
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: bobcat on March 27, 2020, 09:03:35 AM
https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-02/wsr_20-04-091.pdf
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: trophyhunt on March 27, 2020, 09:52:31 AM
You always come through bobcat!!!  Thanks
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: Oh Mah on March 27, 2020, 11:39:00 AM
Tagging
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: D-Rock425 on March 30, 2020, 12:17:43 PM
I think it's probably going to suck.
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: Nwgunner on March 30, 2020, 08:27:22 PM

Yeah, they don't have to make any hard choices on big game now as far as I can remember. Put out the regs, sell the permits and applications and deal with whatever happens later.
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Aren't they waiting on final counts for the 300 GMU's and the blues before establishing quota's for cows?  I seem to remember there were three possibilities.
1. if the numbers come in as projected no change from last year.
2. If cow/calf is lower than expected they are going to eliminate OTC archery cow hunts.
3. If cow/calf is really low they would also cut/eliminate muzzie and rifle cow tags.
Title: Re: Hunting Regs
Post by: HillHound on March 30, 2020, 08:44:24 PM
Well with the increasing wolf presence in both areas I would not be suprised if all cow tags are off the table. Hopefully I am wrong