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Author Topic: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞  (Read 22864 times)

Offline Jpmiller

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 07:59:18 PM »
My hunting season ends mid September this year so this prospect  is making me really excited.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 08:56:53 PM »
I’m not holding my breath. That would be a major change to not appear on any proposals or be an agenda item on a commission meeting.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 09:04:17 PM »
I’m not holding my breath. That would be a major change to not appear on any proposals or be an agenda item on a commission meeting.

 :yeah:

Likelihood of WDFW moving to a NE or state wide 2 bear harvests and a general August opener this year is zero.
People get offended at nothing at all. So, speak your mind and be unapologetic.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 09:12:05 PM »
Well, there is this, that was filed on March 5th:

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Agency: WashingtonDepartment of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)Subject of possible rule making: The department is considering rule changes related to black bear seasons and regulations, and cougar seasons and regulations.

Statutes authorizing the agency to adopt rules on this subject: RCWs77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.090, 77.32.370 and 77.32.530

Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish: Amendments to the rules are needed to provide clarification, expand recreational opportunity, and mitigate wildlife conflicts, while maintaining sustainable game populations.


https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/about/regulations/2019/wsr_19-06-080.pdf

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2019, 09:38:19 PM »
Well, there is this, that was filed on March 5th:

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Agency: WashingtonDepartment of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)Subject of possible rule making: The department is considering rule changes related to black bear seasons and regulations, and cougar seasons and regulations.

Statutes authorizing the agency to adopt rules on this subject: RCWs77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.090, 77.32.370 and 77.32.530

Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish: Amendments to the rules are needed to provide clarification, expand recreational opportunity, and mitigate wildlife conflicts, while maintaining sustainable game populations.


https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/about/regulations/2019/wsr_19-06-080.pdf
It wouldn’t break my heart at all to be wrong on this one.   :chuckle:

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2019, 05:02:57 AM »
Well, there is this, that was filed on March 5th:

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Agency: WashingtonDepartment of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)Subject of possible rule making: The department is considering rule changes related to black bear seasons and regulations, and cougar seasons and regulations.

Statutes authorizing the agency to adopt rules on this subject: RCWs77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.12.240, 77.32.070, 77.32.090, 77.32.370 and 77.32.530

Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish: Amendments to the rules are needed to provide clarification, expand recreational opportunity, and mitigate wildlife conflicts, while maintaining sustainable game populations.


https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/about/regulations/2019/wsr_19-06-080.pdf
It wouldn’t break my heart at all to be wrong on this one.   :chuckle:

 :chuckle:
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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2019, 07:11:57 AM »
That would make up for not drawing a spring tag.  Not holding my breath.
Economy failure = Too many people spending money they don't have on things they don't need to impress people they don't like.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 04:43:58 PM »
This seems to be on the table, but by no means is it set in stone yet.  I suggest anybody that cares about our deer, elk and moose populations in the northeast corner takes 5 minutes to send an email to the commission and the director voicing your support for an august 1st opener and a 2 bear limit.  It wont take up much of your valuable time, you can do it on your phone while sitting on the can if youre busy.  :chuckle:

Dont procrastinate, send an email tonight.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 10:20:44 PM »
I can only hope this happens! I remember when we got a few years in NE WA on a Aug 1st opener. The most unbelievable spot and stalk bear hunting Ive ever done hillsides with 5-10 bears was the norm. Thats the bad thing with the current season in NE WA is we are getting the very end of the berry feed and if we get a super dry hot summer the hills the bears are gorging on are gone by the time we can hunt them.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2019, 07:50:17 PM »
After downloading the commission meeting agenda for april 4-6th, it looks like we got hosed on this.  Cant say im surprised.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2019, 09:13:19 PM »
Ya I'm not counting my eggs till they hatch. :chuckle:
(when the regs come out)
I did send a long email to commission right before the meeting . If my suggestions come true I will post a copy of my email ,if not then I will keep to myself.
At the end of the day most people that live in NE Washington knows we need changes for almost every species. :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: NE Bear regs
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2019, 10:18:19 PM »
Ya I'm not counting my eggs till they hatch. :chuckle:
(when the regs come out)
I did send a long email to commission right before the meeting . If my suggestions come true I will post a copy of my email ,if not then I will keep to myself.
At the end of the day most people that live in NE Washington knows we need changes for almost every species. :tup:

 :yeah:  Spring bear should be OTC! fall season should start in August to get more people involved in harvesting bears. Bad thing with Sept opener is alot of people wont waste time chasing bears if they bow hunt deer and elk. Cougar quota needs to be greatly increased or no quota at all with a season.

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2019, 05:24:57 AM »
Well that's not going to happen during this present 3 year hunting proposals time frame

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2019, 05:32:23 AM »
Ya I'm not counting my eggs till they hatch. :chuckle:
(when the regs come out)
I did send a long email to commission right before the meeting . If my suggestions come true I will post a copy of my email ,if not then I will keep to myself.
At the end of the day most people that live in NE Washington knows we need changes for almost every species. :tup:

 :yeah:   Bad thing with Sept opener is alot of people wont waste time chasing bears if they bow hunt deer and elk.

I generally only get to hunt maybe a week in september, then im working nonstop until november.  When im focused on a big buck its hard to want to kill a bear that first week of sept when my hunting time is limited.  Now if i could hunt bears in august or may....

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Re: NE Bear regs
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2019, 04:41:19 PM »
and nope

 


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