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Spring bear poll

I have sent emails to wdfw requesting some form of increased spring bear opportunity
40 (97.6%)
I have emailed the department in opposition to increased spring bear hunting
1 (2.4%)

Total Members Voted: 41

Author Topic: Spring bear changes on the table!!!  (Read 6344 times)

Offline shanevg

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2019, 02:58:10 PM »
It really isnít much of a burden. Taxis already send in teeth, hair is even easier. The state already has the labs, tech and people to do it. It would cost more but if they made spring bear an actual quality hunt with units statewide and appropriate numbers of tags I would have no problem paying the extra 6 bucks for a quality app.

We have been given the chance to get bear populations in check with 2 tags statewide and 3 1/2 months in the fall to fill said tags. I view spring as an opportunity to get out during a different season and put some pressure on the predators so they canít just camp on fawning grounds with impunity.

I also recognize youíre coming from the perspective of the NE. I love your trail cam thread and obviously the area needs lots of hunter attention. I think you would be well suited to speak at a commission meeting with a slide show to prove this is an issue

You're also assuming people take bears to a taxi.  I've taken less than 10% of the bears I've ever harvested to a taxi. 

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #76 on: July 02, 2019, 03:19:09 PM »
It really isnít much of a burden. Taxis already send in teeth, hair is even easier. The state already has the labs, tech and people to do it. It would cost more but if they made spring bear an actual quality hunt with units statewide and appropriate numbers of tags I would have no problem paying the extra 6 bucks for a quality app.

We have been given the chance to get bear populations in check with 2 tags statewide and 3 1/2 months in the fall to fill said tags. I view spring as an opportunity to get out during a different season and put some pressure on the predators so they canít just camp on fawning grounds with impunity.

I also recognize youíre coming from the perspective of the NE. I love your trail cam thread and obviously the area needs lots of hunter attention. I think you would be well suited to speak at a commission meeting with a slide show to prove this is an issue

You're also assuming people take bears to a taxi.  I've taken less than 10% of the bears I've ever harvested to a taxi.

Yup.  Especially with august being open, more guys will be taking bears with hides that arent really worth saving, and just keeping meat / skull / claws.  and a guy can clean up skulls and claws himself.  Can also just send a hide in to an out of state tannery if you just want the tanned hide, no rug or mount or anything.

The only 2 ways to make sure people report would be massively increasing the non reporting fee, or not allowing people to buy a license the following year if they dont report.  and even then, whats to stop people from falsely reporting as unsuccessful in order to keep the quotas up? It just wouldnt work.
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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #77 on: July 02, 2019, 03:36:12 PM »
This is true. The reporting issue is another long issue that is probably taking away from the intended purpose of the thread, so I concede that isnít a way to fix reporting issues.

Donít forget to send an email encouraging more spring bear opportunity in one form or another.

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #78 on: July 02, 2019, 06:57:50 PM »
This is true. The reporting issue is another long issue that is probably taking away from the intended purpose of the thread, so I concede that isnít a way to fix reporting issues.

Donít forget to send an email encouraging more spring bear opportunity in one form or another.

Done!  :)

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #79 on: July 04, 2019, 02:16:12 PM »
This weekend would be a good time to get more emails out for anybody who hasnt done so yet, have those inboxes flooded when everybody comes back from their holiday weekend.

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #80 on: July 07, 2019, 11:55:53 AM »
This weekend would be a good time to get more emails out for anybody who hasnt done so yet, have those inboxes flooded when everybody comes back from their holiday weekend.

Commission@dfw.wa.gov
Director@dfw.wa.gov
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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2019, 11:18:08 AM »
From an email i received today:
  Thank you for your email and concerns, I will pass them on to the carnivore section manager in the Game Division.  I will be filing the CR-102 on or before August 7, 2019.  This will detail the changes in the WAC that the agency will be proposing and also will initiate public comment.  At this time, the agency is still gathering information from our regional biologists and others to develop the recommendations. 





So we will know what the proposed changes are in less than a month, but they are not finalized yet, so if you have ideas that you want wdfw to consider, get those emails sent!
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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2019, 06:44:44 PM »
Less than a month to get comments in...

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #83 on: July 11, 2019, 11:58:57 PM »
Less than a month to get comments in...

Less than a month before the proposal is finalized anyway.  Official public comment period doesnt start until then.  What we have all been doing is sending them unsolicited advice in the hopes that they will cave to our whining and be more generous with the reg changes  :chuckle:

Once the proposal is made, then the official public comment period begins and we will all have to comment again, for or against.  at that point, it will be a "what you see is what you get, take it or leave it" situation, so if its any improvement at all, we need to support it or get nothing.  hopefully they are going to give us a good increase in opportunity after all the noise we have been making.
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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #84 on: July 19, 2019, 04:24:24 AM »
If you want to get your  :twocents: in with wdfw before the spring bear proposal is finalized, you better get on it soon.
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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2019, 04:23:32 PM »
This is why its important that we all contact wdfw and ask for increased spring bear opportunity.  Even if you dont personally want to hunt bear, if you want to hunt deer, elk and/or moose, increasing bear harvest benefits you by benefitting our ungulate populations!  https://collaboration.idfg.idaho.gov/WildlifeTechnicalReports/W-160-R-33-31%20Completion.pdf

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2019, 04:47:42 PM »
This is why its important that we all contact wdfw and ask for increased spring bear opportunity.  Even if you dont personally want to hunt bear, if you want to hunt deer, elk and/or moose, increasing bear harvest benefits you by benefitting our ungulate populations!  https://collaboration.idfg.idaho.gov/WildlifeTechnicalReports/W-160-R-33-31%20Completion.pdf
:yeah: Agreed need to get bear populations down. All predator numbers for that matter
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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2019, 04:52:20 PM »
This is why its important that we all contact wdfw and ask for increased spring bear opportunity.  Even if you dont personally want to hunt bear, if you want to hunt deer, elk and/or moose, increasing bear harvest benefits you by benefitting our ungulate populations!  https://collaboration.idfg.idaho.gov/WildlifeTechnicalReports/W-160-R-33-31%20Completion.pdf

Time to whack some bears! I have been guilty of letting a lot of bears walk away and am changing my tune and going to try and help see as many tags filled as I can this year.

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #88 on: August 04, 2019, 03:24:35 PM »
Supposedly we will hear what the proposed changes are by wednesday.

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Re: Spring bear changes on the table!!!
« Reply #89 on: August 06, 2019, 12:08:28 PM »
Tagging along and hoping for a good change.

 


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