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No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« on: November 24, 2022, 02:37:35 PM »
I just read they banned spring black bear hunts in Wa. Any truth to that?

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2022, 02:50:22 PM »
Yes, we have a topic on that already

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 03:06:29 PM »
Pretty much, been a year long battle. A rouge commission and not enough people speaking up. It wonít surprise me if there back for fall bear before next year.

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 03:24:49 PM »
I just read they banned spring black bear hunts in Wa. Any truth to that?

There has been a thread with the information for a while now.

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,275024.105.html

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,275321.0.html

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2022, 06:05:29 PM »
Sorry I just saw it on NewsBreak today that itís officially banned now.

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 06:35:54 PM »
No reason to be sorry I was just letting you know where to find more info. Sucks all around for the hunting crowd.

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2022, 06:45:07 PM »
Pretty much, been a year long battle. A rouge commission and not enough people speaking up. It wonít surprise me if there back for fall bear before next year.
Rogue commission yes. But speaking up when they had their minds already set on closing it did nothing. I tried as well as lots of others. We need to speak up to get these anti hunters kicked off the commission. No amount of speaking up during comment periods will help when it falls on deaf ears. These people are managing our wildlife with their emotions and itís going to have a catastrophic effect on our ungulate populations. They need to be called out on it! No other job lets your emotions trump facts, science, and or years of proven effective measures. Only the lovely Washington game commission falls into this category and they need to be called out and those that canít do their job properly need to be removed

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2022, 06:49:46 PM »
How?

How do you remove them?

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2022, 07:39:00 PM »
It's freaking stupid.
Not sure what,where or how , we as hunter can do. :dunno:
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: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2022, 07:44:52 PM »
It's freaking stupid.
Not sure what,where or how , we as hunter can do. :dunno:
Only thing we can really even hope to do is try and spread information, especially to our non hunting friends, weíre going to need a lot more allyís if we have any hope of doing anything, it probably wonít do any good, but thereís really nothing else to do. Unless thereís some sort of legal action that can be taken somehow, but that will take someone with a lot more knowledge than I have.

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2022, 08:19:53 PM »
Wake me up when Inslee is replaced with a Republican, or at least a moderate dem with some since.

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2022, 09:09:33 PM »
How did I miss this
I can't believe the WA people voted for this.
The bears are a strong hold now and forever......................not lol.........
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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2022, 09:57:11 PM »
I am also not the person that knows how. We need to get rid of inslee and get someone who will appoint people who arenít anti hunting. I guess we do need to comment. We need to endlessly barrage the commission, Inslee, with emails, comments, letters to the editor of our local papers, etc  regarding the complete failure of our game commission. Which who by the way are just some random people hand picked who arenít even required  to have a minimum education or expertise in any of the areas they are making decisions on. They went completely against what the biologists recommended for spring bear season Which will further allow our ungulate populations to be destroyed and is promoting unsafe amounts of predators on the landscape. Hopefully when someone gets attacked by a bear in a now closed spring bear unit they will personally sue Lorna and her pals that voted it out since them or the likes of them will soon be responsible for all predator attacks when they decide we can no longer hunt them. Even better hopefully if/when the inevitable will happen they are the ones that get to lose a pet or possibly worse and they can see first hand why we started and need to continue managing predators.

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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2022, 10:00:24 PM »
How did I miss this
I can't believe the WA people voted for this.
The bears are a strong hold now and forever......................not lol.........
I meanÖthe people of Washington didnít knowingly vote exactly for this. But every vote for Inslee as governor is what lead directly to this.


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Re: No spring black bear in Washington- ever again
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2022, 06:58:31 AM »
How?

How do you remove them?

My suggestion is to put pressure on Kevin van de Wege and the rest of the Natural Resources committee that confirms WDFW Commission appointees.

Iíve emailed him a number of times over the past year but never received any kind of a response. Maybe if more of us do so he might start paying attention.

 


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