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Survey taken?

I took the survey in support
108 (71.1%)
I took the survey against changes
2 (1.3%)
I sent emails
19 (12.5%)
Ive done nothing because im lazy and/or dont care
23 (15.1%)

Total Members Voted: 133

Author Topic: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞  (Read 22913 times)

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #120 on: May 13, 2019, 10:59:03 AM »
The game department needs to understand that we pay their bills. Until this point is made clear we値l be eating the gristle for the rest of our lives and my grandkids will be showing pictures of me with deer and elk to their friends and explaining an old past time called hunting. It値l be the exact same way I talk about hound hunting
The problem is we (hunters/anglers) pay less of their bills every year. WDFW is becoming less of a user-funded agency and more of a general state/federal tax funded agency.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #121 on: May 13, 2019, 11:21:51 AM »
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZN5J298

Survey link above, email contacts below.

Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov
Commission@dfw.wa.gov
Director@dfw.wa.gov
Just keeping the survey link and email contacts on each page so they are easy to find.
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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #122 on: May 13, 2019, 12:45:59 PM »
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZN5J298

Survey link above, email contacts below.

Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov
Commission@dfw.wa.gov
Director@dfw.wa.gov
Just keeping the survey link and email contacts on each page so they are easy to find.

Thanks for the email addresses, email sent!
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #123 on: May 13, 2019, 01:48:41 PM »
The game department needs to understand that we pay their bills. Until this point is made clear we値l be eating the gristle for the rest of our lives and my grandkids will be showing pictures of me with deer and elk to their friends and explaining an old past time called hunting. It値l be the exact same way I talk about hound hunting
The problem is we (hunters/anglers) pay less of their bills every year. WDFW is becoming less of a user-funded agency and more of a general state/federal tax funded agency.

Totally agree. I know reasonable minds could disagree, but I was in favor of the fishing fee increases this year. Compared with we spend on outdoor gear, in state licenses are trivial. Not being considered an important stakeholder in wildlife issues scares me as a hunter/fisherman. I know many of us (including myself) don稚 feel as though we are currently being treated as well as we should be, but it could be worse. The less important our dollars are, the less important we are.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2019, 08:09:11 PM »
That makes no sense, WDFW actually making a smart season change? Silly.
  It is better than nothing.     As much as it seems like just a band-aid to shut us up.   Want real results get out the bait and release the hounds
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #125 on: May 13, 2019, 08:20:59 PM »
The game department needs to understand that we pay their bills. Until this point is made clear we値l be eating the gristle for the rest of our lives and my grandkids will be showing pictures of me with deer and elk to their friends and explaining an old past time called hunting. It値l be the exact same way I talk about hound hunting
The problem is we (hunters/anglers) pay less of their bills every year. WDFW is becoming less of a user-funded agency and more of a general state/federal tax funded agency.

Why is that BT?

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #126 on: May 14, 2019, 07:28:10 AM »
Survey complete! Hope this passes it would be cool to be able to draw a spring tag, and hunt fall Bear on the east side.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2019, 08:08:26 AM »
The game department needs to understand that we pay their bills. Until this point is made clear we値l be eating the gristle for the rest of our lives and my grandkids will be showing pictures of me with deer and elk to their friends and explaining an old past time called hunting. It値l be the exact same way I talk about hound hunting
The problem is we (hunters/anglers) pay less of their bills every year. WDFW is becoming less of a user-funded agency and more of a general state/federal tax funded agency.

Why is that BT?

Hunter numbers have been steadily declining in WA since the 70s. Although I would take issue with one fact that BT hasn't considered: gun sales, which fund hunting and conservation through an 11% tax on firearms and ammo (and archery equipment), have increased exponentially since 1996. PR funds have actually increased and they are part of the WDFW budget that hunters pay for.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #128 on: May 14, 2019, 08:20:19 AM »
The game department needs to understand that we pay their bills. Until this point is made clear we値l be eating the gristle for the rest of our lives and my grandkids will be showing pictures of me with deer and elk to their friends and explaining an old past time called hunting. It値l be the exact same way I talk about hound hunting
The problem is we (hunters/anglers) pay less of their bills every year. WDFW is becoming less of a user-funded agency and more of a general state/federal tax funded agency.

Do you think they got the message this past session when sport interests got their giant fee increase killed in the legislature?

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2019, 02:00:12 PM »
Poll added to thread to see how many people on here are actually getting surveys and emails sent out.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #130 on: May 14, 2019, 03:13:57 PM »
Did mine the other day and sent texts with the link to everyone i know that hunts

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #131 on: May 14, 2019, 08:19:24 PM »
Did survey/emails.
A few days ago .
I'm still a little hesitate that wdfw will actually change any rules this year.
But if your support it bango,then I will too.
First bear I ever shot was in August back when huckleberry was a August opener. :tup:
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: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #132 on: May 14, 2019, 08:26:37 PM »
The game department needs to understand that we pay their bills. Until this point is made clear we値l be eating the gristle for the rest of our lives and my grandkids will be showing pictures of me with deer and elk to their friends and explaining an old past time called hunting. It値l be the exact same way I talk about hound hunting
The problem is we (hunters/anglers) pay less of their bills every year. WDFW is becoming less of a user-funded agency and more of a general state/federal tax funded agency.

Why is that BT?

Hunter numbers have been steadily declining in WA since the 70s. Although I would take issue with one fact that BT hasn't considered: gun sales, which fund hunting and conservation through an 11% tax on firearms and ammo (and archery equipment), have increased exponentially since 1996. PR funds have actually increased and they are part of the WDFW budget that hunters pay for.

I do believe that the licence increase being shut down was a eye opener.But there is department
Policy for conservation and sustainable wildlife populations that the department has not been keeping up on.Along with policy that they have to follow for PR funds .So basically they got to get there ducks in row.
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: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #133 on: May 15, 2019, 06:39:37 AM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

back when we could hunt them in August there wasnt much difference in hides till about Sept 15th they begin to change

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #134 on: May 15, 2019, 06:42:32 AM »
what I don't get is why is there a survey to extend season and increase bag limit? if the population needs managing and is exceeding carry capacity it needs to be opened regardless of a survey asking hunters. Not like you are being forced to hunt bears.

 


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