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Cougar hunting proposal
« on: May 19, 2022, 07:16:04 PM »
Everyone should comment on this:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/wdfw-invites-public-comment-rule-making-cougar-hunting-and-regulations

Because of the way the surveys are being run now, anyone from anywhere in the world can comment and WDFW canít tell who is who. In order to keep up with the national and international anti-hunting groups we should be looking to RMEF, SCI, BHA, Meateater, Randy Newberg and  any other group that can help to recruit hunters everywhere to comment, so we donít have a repeat of spring bear.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 07:25:09 PM »
Sorry if Iím being negative but if 100% of public comments were for spring bear, I believe the commission would have still voted it down. I truly believe this commision donít give two chits what the public says, much less WDFW biologist.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 07:51:02 PM »
Sorry if Iím being negative but if 100% of public comments were for spring bear, I believe the commission would have still voted it down. I truly believe this commision donít give two chits what the public says, much less WDFW biologist.

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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 08:34:39 PM »
Sorry if Iím being negative but if 100% of public comments were for spring bear, I believe the commission would have still voted it down. I truly believe this commision donít give two chits what the public says, much less WDFW biologist.

 :yeah: They know best because most of them sleep with teddy bears and watch Disney.
So true so true.
I don't see any harm in supporting more opportunity for hunters.
At the same time if this is "happening" in the Blues,
What's to say it isn't in the whole state.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 08:40:18 PM »
Wow. Get the word out.
Itís very unlikely to kill one lion, let alone two, but this is a step in the right direction.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 09:11:26 PM »
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2022, 09:21:00 PM »
Dare I say a slight glimmer of hope for the ol' WDFW.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 12:03:29 AM »
Thanks for the link. Commented.

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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2022, 05:40:05 AM »
If I read that correct, will not change the overall quantity of cats killed per harvest "guidelines"......just allows some hunters to kill more than 1
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2022, 05:40:45 AM »
Comment made, time to get this issue under control

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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2022, 06:35:05 AM »
If I read that correct, will not change the overall quantity of cats killed per harvest "guidelines"......just allows some hunters to kill more than 1
That may be true. But it will allow more cats killed in high depredations areas ,which should help ungulates.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2022, 06:43:43 AM »
If I read that correct, will not change the overall quantity of cats killed per harvest "guidelines"......just allows some hunters to kill more than 1

No, this will allow more cats to be killed because they donít govern the number of cats killed before January 1.
In theory, all of us could kill 2 cats this year before January 1, whereas last year we couldíve only killed 1 cat each.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2022, 07:10:13 AM »
Honest question, if they took away limits completely on cougar, how many more cats would be killed? What is the percentage of hunters that have even seen one cat in the past 5 years, 10 years?? Iíve spent tons of hours glassing in the blues, sitting for hours watching hill sides, never saw a cat over there. I know we have a big cat problem, but allowing one more cate to be killed will save the elk and deer? Hell, Iíd like to see one cat per 100 hunters get killed. Iíll comment, but itís not even a band aid on a open wound thatís pumping blood. If The WDFW really want to help, theyíd push for changing hounds and baiting laws.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2022, 07:27:53 AM »
Here is my commentÖ

Another comment about supporting hunting to a mostly anti hunting commissionÖ this is exactly what itís like talking to my 5 year old yorkie, I wonder if some of the commisioners turn their heads slightly when the read these comments?? You could take away limits completely and it wouldnít put a dent in the cougar population, they just donít get harvested enough by boot hunters. Only way to control cougar populations in critical areas, hounds. Ahh, now I just lost the anti hunting commisioners, heads just turned back straight and swiped away the commentÖ.
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Re: Cougar hunting proposal
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2022, 07:43:45 AM »
Jerry:

I get your sentiments, but remember, we have to try and rebuild the predator control somehow!
I agree, we need hounds.  I agree, we need bait, but you and I both know, in this state we aren't going to get the whole buffet line at once. 

This change is positive and a step in the right direction.

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