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Author Topic: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞  (Read 29816 times)

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #90 on: May 10, 2019, 09:48:23 AM »
 :tup: done, hopefully my voice counts still. I would even hunt WA as a non-resident first 2 weeks of August!!  :tup:
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #91 on: May 10, 2019, 10:24:21 AM »
survey and email submitted

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2019, 11:04:46 AM »
Just did the survey and email.  Stated full support for the change and that I hoped they would consider more spring bear permits in more GMU's in the future.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #93 on: May 10, 2019, 03:36:58 PM »
Survey and emails done

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #94 on: May 10, 2019, 03:55:08 PM »
just did

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #95 on: May 10, 2019, 08:00:11 PM »
I filled it out and fully support the season changes but the skeptic in me has to ask, is this political grandstanding? Wolves, cougars and bear are hot button issues in this state and it does seem to be quite a coincident that Kelly is now talking about predator management just a few weeks after the legislature session in which they did not give the WDFW the increases they asked for. Is this just a ploy to raise the hackles of legislatures and their constitutes to get the funding he wants? Hope I'm way off on this but the timing does smell of political BS to me. 

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #96 on: May 10, 2019, 11:43:03 PM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2019, 12:03:29 AM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

I've hunted both and fall bears are way easier to kill. Especially in August when they are on berries. At least on the westside.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2019, 01:09:26 AM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

So youre actively voting against other hunters getting increased opportunity, even when it takes absolutely nothing away from you, just because its not what you specifically want for yourself? How selfish can you be?

A lot of guys have been lobbying for this for a long time.  maybe instead of worrying about obstructing other people from getting what they want, you should spend your energy actively working to get what you want.

Supporting this would not take any opportunity from you.  theres no reason not to support this first step, then after its achieved, continue to work toward increased spring bear opportunity.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2019, 05:46:41 AM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

So youre actively voting against other hunters getting increased opportunity, even when it takes absolutely nothing away from you, just because its not what you specifically want for yourself? How selfish can you be?

A lot of guys have been lobbying for this for a long time.  maybe instead of worrying about obstructing other people from getting what they want, you should spend your energy actively working to get what you want.

Supporting this would not take any opportunity from you.  theres no reason not to support this first step, then after its achieved, continue to work toward increased spring bear opportunity.
Well said

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2019, 07:01:35 AM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

Just because you want more spring opportunity doesn’t mean this is a bad proposal. The reason to support this proposal is 1) state wide seasons are simplified, 2) 2 bears anywhere in the state is better than what we have now.

I agree with you that there should be more spring permits and I would also like to see hunters be able to harvest 2 spring bears on their permit.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2019, 07:10:18 AM »
August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

So youre actively voting against other hunters getting increased opportunity, even when it takes absolutely nothing away from you, just because its not what you specifically want for yourself? How selfish can you be?

A lot of guys have been lobbying for this for a long time.  maybe instead of worrying about obstructing other people from getting what they want, you should spend your energy actively working to get what you want.

Supporting this would not take any opportunity from you.  theres no reason not to support this first step, then after its achieved, continue to work toward increased spring bear opportunity.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2019, 07:42:13 AM »
I did my part....short of making it to the meeting, Which I now have on my calendar.

I also just like the idea of these changes to simplifying the regs.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2019, 10:11:17 AM »
As an avid archery hunter spring bear are WAY easier to kill in WA state because they are more lethargic, not traveling fast. The ground is much quieter, allowing for true spot and stalk opportunities.

August bears must have terrible hides at that point?

You can always hunt them later if you want.  me, i dont care.  We need more bears killed, and august is a much easier time to get it done.  Figure i dont keep hides from deer i kill, just meat and skull.  If a bears hide isnt great ill still get meat, fat, skull and claws.  And being able to focus on bears for a month before deer opens, and when berries are ripe, thats huge.

Fall bears taste better than spring bears in my opinion but this is a bunch of BS. Give us a cascades spring draw season and keep your extra bear tag. It’s a lackluster ploy to please the mob and I’m not buying it. I strongly disagreed and put down basically the same comment on the survey.


Here’s a question for those of you that have hunted fall bear and spring bear. Which season are you more opportunistic in spring or fall? I know that most fall bears shot are jumped and seen for a split second then shot. Bear harvest would be managed much better in the spring and they’d also give more options for spring bear hunting

I've hunted both and fall bears are way easier to kill. Especially in August when they are on berries. At least on the westside.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal support needed!
« Reply #104 on: May 11, 2019, 10:19:22 AM »
I put that I wanted to see spring bear opportunity expanded or otc in most areas.

If that were the case we could hunt one spring bear and one fall bear, with an annual 2 bear limit.

But for now I applaud aug 1st opener and 2 bear limit.

I dont vote things down because its not exactly what I wanted.

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