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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2021, 08:46:39 PM »
Corrine from Meateater replied to my email and said they would be discussing this in their 12/6 episode. Clay on the Bear Grease podcast also mentions it in his most recent Render podcast so I hear (haven't listened yet).

Spread the word. It may be futile but if we don't raise h*ll it will be harder to complain. I'm hoping to work on compiling a concise list of people/organizations to contact to make it easier for people to participate. Holiday weekend is getting in the way a bit.

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 08:57:41 PM »
Spread the word. It may be futile but if we don't raise h*ll it will be harder to complain.

Amen brother.

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2021, 09:06:05 AM »
Signed and shared to various facebook groups. Thanks for putting this out there.
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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2021, 10:25:11 AM »
Corrine from Meateater replied to my email and said they would be discussing this in their 12/6 episode. Clay on the Bear Grease podcast also mentions it in his most recent Render podcast so I hear (haven't listened yet).

Spread the word. It may be futile but if we don't raise h*ll it will be harder to complain. I'm hoping to work on compiling a concise list of people/organizations to contact to make it easier for people to participate. Holiday weekend is getting in the way a bit.


Clay also had a link to the petition posted on is IG story, so it definitely got a lot of traffic.

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2021, 01:12:44 PM »
Hope they include the change.org petition. It's not an insignificant amount of signatures. It'll hit 10k shortly.

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2021, 01:30:01 PM »
I've been getting replies from WDFW recommending we contact the Governors Office as has been mentioned on these threads already.

Got an email from a Washington State Senator who has stated these efforts we keep mentioning and hopefully most of us are doing, could very well have an impact.

I am hopeful the lessons learned and the sting the loss of Initiative 655 back in 1996 combined with this current loss of Spring Bear Hunting Season will motivate everyone to learn how to win against the anti's.

It's shocking as an old person who has lived in Washington State my entire life,  to see the same enemies, using the same tactics, come back to Washington State 25 years later and kick bear hunters in the a** again.

I sincerely hope hunters win this time.

I am sending emails, signing petitions, donating money to keep that petition circulating, contacting government officials, learning how to post this issue on Social Media (sorry to those I have reached out to help me learn how to do 'stories' and what in the world a 'Lintr.ee' is and how to use it)

Oh, and I gave money to join a couple pro- hunting groups who are very active on this particular Spring Bear Hunting Season issue who I did not even know existed until recently.

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2021, 01:32:29 PM »
Oh, and I gave money to join a couple pro- hunting groups who are very active on this particular Spring Bear Hunting Season issue who I did not even know existed until recently.

Could you share which groups these are? Would be interested in joining and contributing as well.

Thanks!

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2021, 01:44:53 PM »
Oh, and I gave money to join a couple pro- hunting groups who are very active on this particular Spring Bear Hunting Season issue who I did not even know existed until recently.

Could you share which groups these are? Would be interested in joining and contributing as well.

Thanks!

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2021, 12:36:22 PM »
I will be mentioning these numbers tomorrow morning during my public testimony. I would request everyone share the link on their social media to bump the numbers as high as possible by tomorrow.

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2021, 02:40:48 PM »
Hi mcrawfordaf,

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2021, 10:16:03 PM »
I just looked almost. 15000 signatures  :tup:

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Re: Petition to bring back the spring bear hunt
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2021, 08:56:56 AM »
Signed.

Spring bear hunts are fundamentally a management tool and do not undermine sustainable bear populations. The no-bait / no-hounds initiative really changed the dynamics on bear management. The commission should have followed WDFW staff recommendations on this one rather than remove what the department sees as a safe and responsible way to provide hunting opportunity within its management plan.

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