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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #90 on: January 02, 2020, 10:19:40 AM »
Looks like they keep shuffling it.   :bash:   :bdid:
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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #91 on: January 02, 2020, 10:21:58 AM »
Tapatalk strikes again?

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #92 on: January 06, 2020, 03:15:19 PM »
I predict that Spring bear harvest success is going to drop considerably with this new pelt sealing requirement.

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #93 on: January 06, 2020, 03:16:03 PM »
I predict that reported Spring bear harvest success is going to drop considerably with this new pelt sealing requirement.

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #94 on: January 06, 2020, 03:24:50 PM »
All the best spring bear hunting is in the northeast corner, should be a great year up there!!! 
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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #95 on: January 06, 2020, 03:35:12 PM »
All the best spring bear hunting is in the northeast corner, should be a great year up there!!! 

Here's hoping.  Got my two choices in.  Might drop to one.  Have to be a nice hide to not donate it to wdfg once it's sealed.
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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #96 on: January 06, 2020, 03:38:19 PM »
I predict that reported Spring bear harvest success is going to drop considerably with this new pelt sealing requirement.

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I think it will be the opposite.  I think the majority of spring bear hunters will want to keep their pelts, take them into a taxidermist.  Youll have to have them sealed or a taxi wont take them.  So i think the majority of successful hunters will do the required b.s

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #97 on: January 06, 2020, 04:19:07 PM »
I predict that Spring bear harvest success is going to drop considerably with this new pelt sealing requirement.

Doubt it will have any impact on success, but I do think its intended to serve up a big negative for some guys who dont want to deal with the BS post hunt.  So less applicants (maybe) spring hunt, fall also.

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #98 on: January 07, 2020, 01:20:09 PM »
Can anyone explain why they chose the westside GMUS they chose to open? Just seems like an odd distribution to have 633, 627, and the Quinault area open but nothing else on the west side...

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #99 on: January 10, 2020, 09:37:36 AM »
I predict that reported Spring bear harvest success is going to drop considerably with this new pelt sealing requirement.

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That's what I was getting at  :tup:

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #100 on: January 11, 2020, 10:59:55 AM »
Can anyone explain why they chose the westside GMUS they chose to open? Just seems like an odd distribution to have 633, 627, and the Quinault area open but nothing else on the west side...

No, I don't believe anyone can explain that, not even anyone at the WDFW. My theory is certain people at the WDFW love bears and want to limit bear hunting opportunities as much as possible.

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #101 on: January 11, 2020, 11:06:12 AM »
Can anyone explain why they chose the westside GMUS they chose to open? Just seems like an odd distribution to have 633, 627, and the Quinault area open but nothing else on the west side...

No, I don't believe anyone can explain that, not even anyone at the WDFW. My theory is certain people at the WDFW love bears and want to limit bear hunting opportunities as much as possible.
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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #102 on: January 11, 2020, 12:57:17 PM »
Id guess way more wdfw employees than wed like to see are anti killing anything/everything and they are the compounded source of all the negative aspects of more opportunity to "kill" predators of any kind.

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Re: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #103 on: January 13, 2020, 12:13:28 PM »
I predict that reported Spring bear harvest success is going to drop considerably with this new pelt sealing requirement.

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That's what I was getting at  :tup:
Then success rates decline, and WDFW concludes bear populations are down, and shorten seasons and reduce permit numbers ...
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: 2020 spring bear apps
« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2020, 08:24:49 AM »
Harvest Check, Submitting Biological Samples and Bear Teeth: All successful bear hunters must validate (notch) their bear tag, notify the department within 72 hours of kill (excluding legal state holidays) by calling 1-844-992-7266 to provide the hunter's name, date and GMU of kill, and sex of animal. The raw pelt, with evidence of sex, and skull must be presented to an authorized department employee for sealing within 5 days of kill. All permit hunters must comply with harvest reporting and submission of biological sample. Failure to comply with the submission of biological samples is a misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 77.15.280

All successful black bear hunters statewide MUST submit a black bear premolar tooth per WACs 220-415-080 and 220-415-090. Tooth envelopes are available at all WDFW offices, and one should be included in your spring bear special hunt packet. The premolar tooth is located behind the canine tooth.

And now we have to bring the skull out also?  Not trying to stir up this fire, but like others have said, if I'm in 5-6 miles or more there is no way I'm bringing the weight of the HIDE AND SKULL.  I can see why someone would just leave the meat and hide and say, UNSUCCESSFUL. 

 


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