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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2021, 12:06:32 PM »
I would have much rather answered 4 times as many questions instead of having so many lumped together. You could keep them lumped.... and just have the agree/disagree/nuetral by each line. Either was this was a terrible comment format.

Emailed them separately to voice opinion as well.

In instances where I could support some and not others I took the time to comment on every line which ones I was for or against. Would have been easier to just have a button instead though and then I would only occasionally have to comment why I strongly agreed or disagreed with a change.
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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2021, 01:11:12 PM »
I would have much rather answered 4 times as many questions instead of having so many lumped together. You could keep them lumped.... and just have the agree/disagree/nuetral by each line. Either was this was a terrible comment format.

Emailed them separately to voice opinion as well.

In instances where I could support some and not others I took the time to comment on every line which ones I was for or against. Would have been easier to just have a button instead though and then I would only occasionally have to comment why I strongly agreed or disagreed with a change.
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They hit it outta the park with poorly-worded/multi-issue questions this time. I left several comments indicating my displeasure with this tactic. It had to be intentional. Many questions had little to do with the brief "Purpose statements". Some questions, on the other hand, were actually clearly worded and single-issue.
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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2021, 07:55:30 AM »
There's only a few days left to comment and prevent the closure of hunting here.  March 4 is deadline for online comments.

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2021, 09:59:08 AM »
Last chance to stop this hunting closure! 
On the agenda for the upcoming commission meeting.  This closure is buried in the Boundary section, on the agenda for March 26. 
Please comment to stop the closure of 15,000 acres of PUBLIC LAND to all general hunting.

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2021, 12:58:57 PM »
Doesn't look like the link to comment is working any more  :dunno:

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2021, 10:09:55 PM »
Very confusing to figure out where you are doesn't everyone have on x maps on there phone a gps and the weyhauser maps as well? this is a sell out from WDFW from big timber QUIT PLAYING THERE GAMES stop buying tags DEFUND WDFW infiltrated by radical inviomentalists !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2021, 11:53:39 AM »
Here's what was presented  to the commission.   85 written comments against the proposal, 1 written comment in support.

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2021, 12:49:35 PM »
Here's what was presented  to the commission.   85 written comments against the proposal, 1 written comment in support.

Wow, thanks for sharing that. Hope they put a lot of weight into those comments. Would be a shame to see this area close to hunting access. Thanks to all the rest of you who submitted comments (unless you were the one guy who agreed with it!).

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2021, 09:42:55 PM »
I'm sure the one that agreed worked for WDFW  :bdid:

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2021, 06:58:20 AM »
I watched the meeting on video and was totally discouraged.  Commissioner McIsaac questioned the WDFW presenter because, obviously, the big negative comment had got his attention.  The WDFW presenter completely botched the answer and glossed over the negative.  He contended that the WDFW was at the mercy of the Forest Service, and if they opened up the whole unit, the USFS might close off other hunting that the WDFW had worked hard for "years" to get.  This is baldly not true!  Most of the Monument (think Lewis River and Winston Units) has been open to general hunting (even elk) for DECADES--A fact this wdfw presenter did not know.  Yes, the WDFW, has to work with the USFS to open permit for elk and goat in "administrative closure" areas, but none of elk area 5066 is in this category.  Simply put, the USFS has NO authority to manage game in the Monument because the Monument Law specifically reserves that for the state.
I couldn't comment at the meeting but sent in an email outlining this.  I probably wasted my time because it sounded like the WDFW was dead-set on making this awful change.   The commission may be the only ones who could stop it.

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2021, 11:26:03 AM »
Man, that is a major bummer. What a sham.

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2021, 01:09:33 PM »
That sucks. Seems like everyone always wants to hear our comments once they already have their mind made up. I guess I should get used to it since itís happening across the entire country. Knee jerk reactions all over the place and then a comment period basically for us to complain about how horrible their already approved plan is

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2021, 01:42:18 PM »
Does anyone know when the commission meets again to finalize the proposals?

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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2021, 02:13:19 PM »
Next 1 day is the 9th then the monthly 2 day is 22-24  oth appear to be via zoom but nothing yet. The web page often has the video recording available.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/meetings/2021
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Re: WDFW Closing ~15,000 acres of public land to hunting!
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2021, 03:01:09 PM »
They will finalize on the 9th of April.

 


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