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Quality Cougar Permit
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:41:52 PM »
 Why doesnít WDFW create a permit for a cougar hound hunt? Give one or two out each year for the entire state, winner can use whichever hound guy he wants. Generates revenue and gets rid of a cat or two. :dunno:
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 12:53:39 PM »
Because it's  :ban: :ban:

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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:20:21 PM »
Why doesnít WDFW create a permit for a cougar hound hunt? Give one or two out each year for the entire state, winner can use whichever hound guy he wants. Generates revenue and gets rid of a cat or two. :dunno:

Way too much common sense here, Phool.
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 01:24:46 PM »
Because it's  :ban: :ban:
:yeah:
No matter how you phrase it, it's still illegal in WA.

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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 01:32:10 PM »
Because it's  :ban: :ban:
:yeah:
No matter how you phrase it, it's still illegal in WA.

 They could get it done if they wanted to, it would simply go under "management".
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 01:42:51 PM »
Isn't this why wdfw is currently getting sued.

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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 01:44:20 PM »
Because it's  :ban: :ban:
:yeah:
No matter how you phrase it, it's still illegal in WA.

 They could get it done if they wanted to, it would simply go under "management".

Didn't they have a hunt like that a few years ago?  I thought Charlie (the taxidermist) drew it and killed a big cat.  Then they had to stop it because WDFW decided it was illegal (?)...  May be my sketchy memory, but I seem to remember putting in for a special draw cat hunt... :dunno:

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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 02:03:42 PM »
Because it's  :ban: :ban:
:yeah:
No matter how you phrase it, it's still illegal in WA.

 They could get it done if they wanted to, it would simply go under "management".

Didn't they have a hunt like that a few years ago?  I thought Charlie (the taxidermist) drew it and killed a big cat.  Then they had to stop it because WDFW decided it was illegal (?)...  May be my sketchy memory, but I seem to remember putting in for a special draw cat hunt... :dunno:
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 02:13:33 PM »
You are correct.  Seems to me they can make it legal in a heartbeat.  Its wildlife management.
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2018, 02:22:08 PM »
Again.. this may be my bad memory, but I think some "group" squawked about it, WDFW had the lawyers take a look at the legality of the hunt and found that it was in violation of the 1996 law.  Or something like that...
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 02:30:46 PM »
Because it's  :ban: :ban:
:yeah:
No matter how you phrase it, it's still illegal in WA.

 They could get it done if they wanted to, it would simply go under "management".

Didn't they have a hunt like that a few years ago?  I thought Charlie (the taxidermist) drew it and killed a big cat.  Then they had to stop it because WDFW decided it was illegal (?)...  May be my sketchy memory, but I seem to remember putting in for a special draw cat hunt... :dunno:

It was a 5 year pilot cougar safety program put in by the legislature due to problem animals, the legislature did not renew the program at the end of the 5 years.

The ban was voted in by public initiative, the only way to reverse that is for another voter imitative or legislative action. WDFW cannot create a hound season for public hunters. There are some damage permits (or called something like that) issued in just a few very small areas, but those go to known hound hunters willing to hunt a very small area identified by WDFW. This is somewhat similar as timber damage permits but for much smaller areas.
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 02:39:04 PM »
Wat too many *censored*s.
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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 06:55:49 PM »
 Thats a great idea phool but I,m afraid the "kitty lovers" would all get their pantys in a bunch and that wouldn't be good for all the donated funds coming in by all those nice groups out there that support all the cuddly wildlife we are "growing" in this state :bash:,   sorry I was being very sarcastic.

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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 01:35:01 PM »
With the cougar attack fresh on people's minds, an initiative getting rid of that ban could go thru.

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Re: Quality Cougar Permit
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 02:10:37 PM »
States want state rights from Federal jurisdiction, can county get county rights from under state jurisdiction, because I think there were only two counties that voted out hounds if you know what I mean
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