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I took the survey in support
106 (72.6%)
I took the survey against changes
1 (0.7%)
I sent emails
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Ive done nothing because im lazy and/or dont care
20 (13.7%)

Total Members Voted: 127

Author Topic: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞  (Read 17489 times)

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #135 on: May 15, 2019, 07:03:11 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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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #136 on: May 15, 2019, 07:36:06 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.
:yeah:

Wildlife management based on opinions and politics instead of biology

 It's unfortunate, but that is the way it is. Don't think for a second that it is only hunter that are doing the survey, I'm sure there are many opposed to bear hunting that are filling out the survey against the changes that why we as hunters need to be involved and get our voices heard.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #137 on: May 15, 2019, 08:43:31 AM »
I think I took the survey...was it really only 1 question?

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #138 on: May 15, 2019, 09:09:06 AM »
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZN5J298

Done

Aug 1 needs to happen, it should have been done years ago.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #139 on: May 15, 2019, 09:44:21 AM »
When would this take affect?

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #140 on: May 15, 2019, 10:14:21 AM »
When would this take affect?

This August.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #141 on: May 15, 2019, 01:59:20 PM »
Really only 31 people so far saying theyve done the survey? There are 77 members online right now.  Come on guys, it only takes a minute.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #142 on: May 15, 2019, 02:05:40 PM »
When's a reasonable timeline to hear the resulys wheather this passes or is rejected?

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #143 on: May 15, 2019, 02:13:04 PM »
I've lobbied Game Division for years to either go 2 bears statewide or at least make spring bear a separate bag in eastern WA. In addition to allowing successful eastern WA spring bear hunters to hunt the fall season along with every other person with a bear tag in eastern Washington, I believe this will result in more accurate spring bear harvest reporting and tooth submission. 

This change is even better - simpler, and allows everyone statewide to hunt bear starting August 1.  Is it everything I'd like to see for bear management?  No, of course not.  But it is an incremental improvement, please support it - unless you just hate the idea of more hunting opportunity. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #144 on: May 15, 2019, 02:17:27 PM »
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.
:yeah:

Wildlife management based on opinions and politics instead of biology
Most large carnivore management is for populations below the biological carrying capacity, due to social, economic and political concerns.  The Commissioners who make these decisions want to know what the hunters think, are they strongly or somewhat in favor?  If not, they will either direct the Department to find out, or vote down any change - they already know antihunters hate hunting large carnivores most of all.   
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #145 on: May 15, 2019, 02:56:25 PM »
When's a reasonable timeline to hear the resulys wheather this passes or is rejected?

It will be officially decided at the june 14-15th commission meeting in port angeles.  anybody who can find the time should go, get there early and sign up to speak.  I hate that this is being done in port angeles.  may as well discuss blacktail regs at a meeting in colville, would make as much sense.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #146 on: May 15, 2019, 03:23:52 PM »
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.
:yeah:

Wildlife management based on opinions and politics instead of biology

Like it or not  the department in the past has gauged how much support they will get for the changes.  Perhaps ther biology supports the change but they need the hunters support to make it stick.  There was bilogical justification to support raising the cougar quoats and it got overridden by the governor. Perhaps this is a data point to PROTECT the decision?
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2019, 03:38:31 PM »
Really only 31 people so far saying theyve done the survey? There are 77 members online right now.  Come on guys, it only takes a minute.

Don't know how I missed this before.  First time I have seen this thread.  Maybe it deserves a bump every 24 hours or so.  I took the survey.  As a high school teacher, I can actually take advantage of the August season a lot more than I am able to in September.  In the comments I promised to buy a second bear tag.  That increase in revenue should move WDFW... :chuckle:  Seems to be the thing they care most about... :rolleyes:
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2019, 04:30:07 PM »
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed! SURVEY ENDS TOMORROW!!
« Reply #149 on: May 15, 2019, 05:22:38 PM »
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