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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2023, 10:12:16 AM »
I have zero points.
Drawed last year it took place.
Shot at one boar and missed.
Passed a few sows .

But knowing,what I know now.
I'd probably shot any bear.
If I known that spring bear would never happen again.
I was being very cautious durring the season and was looking for a biggin male bear.

It didn't make a difference by passing some bears by.
So that makes me a little frustrated.

I feel for you guys,especially the higher point holders that didn't get your chance at it.
Some of you that had been ghost points for many years,not so much. You could of got drawn.
Should of hunted it,instead of ghost point.

These are just my take on it.

Maybe they should make a July season.
Get drawn ,you get a 30 day head start over everyone eles.
Not really spring in July.
So saying that there not awake from hibernation ,would be BS.
Maybe something like that could get some points used up.

Extra 30 days/July season.
If drawn you will be eligible for 3 bear tags.
If you harvest in July.

Now somebody fill out one of those petition and make the commission consider it.

Make sure you call it ,extended draw fall season.
On the petition.
Don't be stupid and say spring.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2023, 10:38:13 AM by hunter399 »
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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2023, 11:35:38 AM »
I talked with a game guy several years ago that worked on Spring Bear.

He was always frustrated about hunters who would pass small bears in hopes of bigger bears than not take one.
He told me the best Spring Bear hunters in his mind were the ones that just killed bears.It was never meant to be a trophy hunt. It was a damage hunt and he wanted bears shot.
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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2023, 11:43:15 AM »
I talked with a game guy several years ago that worked on Spring Bear.

He was always frustrated about hunters who would pass small bears in hopes of bigger bears than not take one.
He told me the best Spring Bear hunters in his mind were the ones that just killed bears.It was never meant to be a trophy hunt. It was a damage hunt and he wanted bears shot.
I was mainly giving sows or sows with cubs a pass.
Due to the controversial stuff going on the last year it took place.
If I wanted to just fill the tag ,it would of been filled.
Here is a vid I took with my phone,no spotter,no bionocular,
Just my phone.


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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2023, 12:15:14 PM »
The best part of spring bear for me was being able to trophy hunt, seeing 17 bears in 20 days of hunting you were able to be picky.  I always looked for the big ones, killed a few good bears by passing up dinks.  Only one year did I not fill a tag when I easily could have.
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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2023, 12:22:26 PM »
Yup ....
Not sure if a extended fall season would work for a draw.

Would anybody be interested in a extended fall season?
Would you be ok using your points toward a different bear hunting opportunity.

Seems like any opportunity to use those points ,would be better than the points just sitting there like now. :twocents:

July is mating season,like bear rut I think.

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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2023, 12:57:10 PM »
Yup ....
Not sure if a extended fall season would work for a draw.

Would anybody be interested in a extended fall season?
Would you be ok using your points toward a different bear hunting opportunity.

Seems like any opportunity to use those points ,would be better than the points just sitting there like now. :twocents:

July is mating season,like bear rut I think.

The fall season is plenty long.....August 1-till most bears den up Nov. 15.  Only way to extend it would be summer which I am not a fan of due to the heat.  Over the counter spring season with two bear limit statewide (only one can be harvested in the spring).  That is my vote.  :tup:

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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2023, 01:16:22 PM »
Yup ....
Not sure if a extended fall season would work for a draw.

Would anybody be interested in a extended fall season?
Would you be ok using your points toward a different bear hunting opportunity.

Seems like any opportunity to use those points ,would be better than the points just sitting there like now. :twocents:

July is mating season,like bear rut I think.

The fall season is plenty long.....August 1-till most bears den up Nov. 15.  Only way to extend it would be summer which I am not a fan of due to the heat.  Over the counter spring season with two bear limit statewide (only one can be harvested in the spring).  That is my vote.  :tup:
I agree ,it's got my vote too!
I was just brainstorming ways people could use there points.
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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2023, 01:35:18 PM »
There are really going to be some angry people with lots and lots of points when the first OIL category goes away.


 :yeah:

I would be mad about that for sure!
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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2023, 01:45:54 PM »
There are really going to be some angry people with lots and lots of points when the first OIL category goes away.


 :yeah:

I would be mad about that for sure!
Oh you know ,those oil permits will go to only 1 permit.
For awhile before there gone.
Unless our Commission swings the hammer at them.
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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2023, 05:07:57 PM »
You’ll laugh, I was at max points for spring bear. Lol.  I was following the science.  I assumed they’d open more and more units.   I was hoping for a tag in the Methow.  Oh well  :rolleyes:

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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2023, 06:38:10 PM »
So this might have already been covered in the many threads on the ending of spring bear, but will we all be getting money back for our points and applications that cant be used?  Could that be used as a tool to help try and get the hunt reinstated?  It may not be a huge amount of money but the dept losing funds should get attention from someone if they end up having to refund all those application fees.




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Re: Spring Bear Points
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2023, 06:45:02 PM »
That's how green stamps worked until they didn't.
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