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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2021, 03:59:06 PM »
That's the key here. You have to add a comment. Even as simple as I agree with a spring bear hunt but disagree with a tag reduction. If you want to add a little more to spice it up then do, but the comments get generalized. If there was a generalization that people in agreeance supported the spring hunt but it was commonly noted they opposed the tag reduction that would be a bad thing.
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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2021, 04:32:21 PM »
If you clear your recent browser history you can comment multiple times.

You could also comment in support of Spring Bear season and select the option "Non-Hunter".

The solution to pollution is dilution!

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2021, 04:46:33 PM »
If you clear your recent browser history you can comment multiple times.

You could also comment in support of Spring Bear season and select the option "Non-Hunter".

The solution to pollution is dilution!
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Even if you already commented, daily, hourly, whatever....

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Let's actually show them we have a voice!
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If you cannot dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your *censored*!
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Public record will show overwhelming support of otc spring bear, and increased predator control if we comment just once a day.
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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2021, 04:52:39 PM »
If you clear your recent browser history you can comment multiple times.

You could also comment in support of Spring Bear season and select the option "Non-Hunter".

The solution to pollution is dilution!
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Even if you already commented, daily, hourly, whatever....

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Let's actually show them we have a voice!
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If you cannot dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your *censored*!
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Public record will show overwhelming support of otc spring bear, and increased predator control if we comment just once a day.

I know of about 25 "Non-Hunters" who just showed their strong support for a OTC Spring bear hunt in WA  :chuckle:

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2021, 06:33:58 PM »
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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2021, 10:30:19 AM »
Hey guys I just counted permits handed out this year compared to the ones in the proposal, and it seems like there cutting permits by 10. Would it then be wise to disagree with the amendment? Or would that cut permits even further?

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2021, 10:44:43 AM »
Hey guys I just counted permits handed out this year compared to the ones in the proposal, and it seems like there cutting permits by 10. Would it then be wise to disagree with the amendment? Or would that cut permits even further?

Antis are pushing to close spring bear, so I push for over the counter.
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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2021, 12:57:41 PM »
Hey guys I just counted permits handed out this year compared to the ones in the proposal, and it seems like there cutting permits by 10. Would it then be wise to disagree with the amendment? Or would that cut permits even further?

Antis are pushing to close spring bear, so I push for over the counter.

+1

I push for OTC based on science.  We have the largest bear population in the lower 48, there's no good reason the spring tag shouldn't be an OTC tag.  Science supports this.

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2021, 01:12:12 PM »
Ya, but it seems like the comment period is on a change in policy that would decrease spring bear hunting by 10 tags to what was given this year. I want OTC tags for spring bear, so should I just disagree with the policy that will lower tags and then say I want OTC tags?

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2021, 01:12:51 PM »
Pushed for OTC as well.

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2021, 01:24:15 PM »
Ya, but it seems like the comment period is on a change in policy that would decrease spring bear hunting by 10 tags to what was given this year. I want OTC tags for spring bear, so should I just disagree with the policy that will lower tags and then say I want OTC tags?

Good question.  Tags are down over 18% since 2017 and the trend is to reduce the tags every year, eliminating at least one area altogether.  WDFW anticipates about a 22% success rate according to the Times article.

It's hard from the outside to say whether this is really to gather opinion or simply cut off the argument HSUS made in a previous lawsuit that WDFW didn't notify the public what it was considering for the spring hunt.

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2021, 01:41:20 PM »
Hey guys I just counted permits handed out this year compared to the ones in the proposal, and it seems like there cutting permits by 10. Would it then be wise to disagree with the amendment? Or would that cut permits even further?

Antis are pushing to close spring bear, so I push for over the counter.

+1

I push for OTC based on science.  We have the largest bear population in the lower 48, there's no good reason the spring tag shouldn't be an OTC tag.  Science supports this.

I belive we are tied for 3rd place #1. Alaska    #2. Maine #3 wash Or I'd all are estimated 25-30k
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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2021, 11:35:37 AM »
Bump. Last day!

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2021, 09:46:43 PM »
https://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/article255005787.html

Here’s another article. Given the media attention and this leftist state, I bet spring bear hunts will be eliminated pretty soon. Hunting continues to be attacked.

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Re: **WDFW Spring Bear Public Comment Period open through 10/21/2021**
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2021, 10:15:04 PM »
https://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/article255005787.html

Here’s another article. Given the media attention and this leftist state, I bet spring bear hunts will be eliminated pretty soon. Hunting continues to be attacked.

I belive that we will be able to should out till the legislative session. Lots of good comments supporting the season have been made due to efforts here and elsewhere. We will really need to engage the legislature  to get rid of Smith and Koontz. I have heard rumblings that more than sportsmen want them gone. I belive that is why they were never confirmed.
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