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Offline cmiller85

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2021, 08:29:53 PM »
Did anybody get a solid answer on this? I haven't gotten a response to my email yet.

I've not heard either. At this point I've concluded that it was changed and they messed up not noting it in red...just one step closer to being done with this state.

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2021, 09:48:14 AM »
I would assume it is another change needed to support "other" groups and not hunters. Had it been in red the backlash would have started in May when the regs came out. Being most hunters read the seasons and saw the change there were likely few in the field.

Definitely a thing to watch for in the future. Shorter seasons has been the trend for many years, if they slipped this one by be it on purpose or accident it could well happen again.

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2021, 12:14:15 AM »
We asked the local warden this question while over hunting them units. He said its to bring the opening dates with whitetail in line to be same day as mulies.   

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2021, 07:01:55 AM »
We asked the local warden this question while over hunting them units. He said its to bring the opening dates with whitetail in line to be same day as mulies.

Hmm, I wonder why that matters? Why not move the whitetail dates back to the 20th? Or, more importantly, if they are matching to the whitetail season, then why didn't they bump the end date to December 15th like it is whitetail?

These aren't whitetail units so conforming the season to a species they don't even want in these units doesn't make sense to me.  And then only doing so as to shorten the muley season (not just change opening dates)? I don't buy it personally.

 They're just chiseling away at another season.

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2021, 04:52:43 PM »
Right on, if they were aligning the season start dates they would add the days to the end. They just took 30% of the season away.

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2021, 05:38:15 PM »
Since I had the entiat archery tag I completely missed this change at first. I just assumed my hunting camp would be hunting swakane while I was in entiat.

Iím not sure how this got passed but I will be lobbying hard to get it back to the 21st-30th for next year
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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2021, 05:44:21 PM »
The season does appear to get one day longer each year for the next two 23-30 in 2022 and 22-30 in 2023
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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2021, 03:59:41 AM »
We asked the local warden this question while over hunting them units. He said its to bring the opening dates with whitetail in line to be same day as mulies.

Hmm, I wonder why that matters? Why not move the whitetail dates back to the 20th? Or, more importantly, if they are matching to the whitetail season, then why didn't they bump the end date to December 15th like it is whitetail?

These aren't whitetail units so conforming the season to a species they don't even want in these units doesn't make sense to me.  And then only doing so as to shorten the muley season (not just change opening dates)? I don't buy it personally.

I agree. The Muley herd there is hurting a bit. But if it was really hurting they cut back on the long rifle season of 11 days vs our late hunt of 7 days.  They need to open up some more areas is what they need to do. Spread out the amount of guys. Theres more and more people doing Archery now especially with multi-season tags

 They're just chiseling away at another season.

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Re: Late Archery General Season Date Change
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2021, 10:31:05 AM »
Since I had the entiat archery tag I completely missed this change at first. I just assumed my hunting camp would be hunting swakane while I was in entiat.

Iím not sure how this got passed but I will be lobbying hard to get it back to the 21st-30th for next year
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