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Author Topic: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞  (Read 29863 times)

Offline Johnny Doe

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #285 on: June 28, 2019, 10:46:34 AM »
Two more things from the call:

They decide wether to increase or decrease hunting opportunity by this metric.
If less than 35% of harvested bears are sows they INCREASE hunting opportunities.
If more than 39% of harvested bears are female they REDUCE hunting opportunities.

So please try to target boars. The department has a video on determining sex that they really need to make available to everyone. If you don’t know the difference here are some things to note.

Boars (makes)- Have large bulky shoulders. Their back is level or higher in the front. Their snouts are big and blocky.

Sows (females)- Have large asses. Their back end is usually higher than their front end. They have narrower and slightly pointed snouts.

 

I think this is exactly how they should describe it in the pamphlet  :chuckle: :chuckle:

Thank you everyone for the updates!  Looking forward to August bears  :IBCOOL:
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #286 on: June 28, 2019, 10:55:32 AM »
Ctwiggs, who was the guy that brought the proposal, that was shutting down bakers arguments?


Anis Aoude, Wildlife manager for WDFW.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #287 on: June 28, 2019, 11:11:30 AM »
Great news.  I will do my best to take a bear this year and help others do the same.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #288 on: June 28, 2019, 11:30:57 AM »
When will we know when this goes into effect?
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #289 on: June 28, 2019, 12:08:03 PM »
Thanks for info.  Been off the grid improving habitat and counting bear.  Looking forward to a hunting break.
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #290 on: June 28, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
When will we know when this goes into effect?

It will go into effect this season.  Im sure notices will be put out by next week.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #291 on: June 28, 2019, 12:29:20 PM »
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #292 on: June 28, 2019, 12:37:32 PM »
Sweet! Thanks for the blow by blow Curtis, I've got an august bear hunt planned already!

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #293 on: June 28, 2019, 02:37:12 PM »
I dont think this ever would have happened if Unsworthless was still at the helm.  Im liking Susewind so far.

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #294 on: June 28, 2019, 04:11:19 PM »
Dang. This has been the week for good news. Good luck to everyone out there. Kill a big, fawn-eatin’ Boar! 8)
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #295 on: June 28, 2019, 04:34:20 PM »
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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #296 on: June 29, 2019, 06:37:22 AM »
Great news. Already Started  planning some trips in August.   

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #297 on: June 29, 2019, 10:37:59 PM »
I take it we will have to purchase a second tag/transport tag?

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #298 on: June 30, 2019, 03:19:13 AM »
I take it we will have to purchase a second tag/transport tag?
Yes

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Re: STATEWIDE bear reg proposal 🤞
« Reply #299 on: June 30, 2019, 09:06:57 AM »
Recommendation is to make 2 bear bag limit state wide, and open fall bear Aug 1 statewide.  They also want to remove a handful of GMUs from the regs due to an apparent lack of black bear population.

It was said that there has been a lot of write-in support for this decision.  The commissioner who said this mentioned spring bear seasons and asked how we're going to protect sows with cubs in the spring... The guy who made the proposal was very tactful and explained again that this is for FALL bear  :chuckle:

Commissioner Baker is against this rule change because WDFW doesn't actually know how many bears are on the east side.  She mentioned a study that was done that concluded that they don't know.  The guy who brought the rule change proposal corrected her and informed her that there haven't been any population density studies, but instead a study to determine how to determine density of population... And on that study, they concluded that the east side does technically have a higher density bear population.  I like this guy - he's very tactful with the ign'ant folks from Olympia :chuckle:

So then Baker backpedaled and rambled about how we really need better black bear population estimates before we make this rule change.  I think she's kind of played her cards out LOL

They asked why Spring Bear proposals weren't brought to this meeting.  Apparently the guy proposing the change said they felt that the two issues should remain separate because Spring Bear has it's own level of debate nationwide and it should be it's own issue.  They are considering some changes that they'll bring in September.

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