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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2024, 07:39:07 AM »
So on the webpage it does seem like the FW Commission still has to adopt/approve the regs/seasons.

If this is the case then it seems April 18-20 before final rules are set (e.g., crossbows, 1x scopes, permit levels, etc.)...and so maybe only a two-ish week period to submit apps? Things will probably be close to the recommendations...but with this commission...who knows.


https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/season-setting
Early to mid- March

The Fish and Wildlife Commission holds public hearings and collects public testimony.  WDFW briefs the Commission and the public on the hunting season recommendations

Late March

WDFW adjusts hunting season recommendations based on survey information, harvest, winter severity, and public comments received during the review period and at the public hearing in March.

April

WDFW presents final recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Commission for adoption.
Once the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts the seasons and rules, the pamphlet is sent to print and posted online.
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2024, 07:48:34 AM »
Yes April 18-20 is final approval. My guess is deadline for permit submission will be late May. 24th to 31st somewhere in there.

Two years ago when 1x scopes were proposed it was the final April meeting that the commission removed them at the last minute so yes things can change at this last meeting.

Keep the pressure on via email about the bear and cougar seasons.
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2024, 10:47:05 AM »
I believe this will be the latest we've seen for approval of big game seasons. It's usually the first or second week of April and regulations at least posted online by the middle of April.

With this commission I wouldn't be that surprised if they cancelled hunting season entirely at the last minute.

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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2024, 11:09:45 AM »
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2024, 11:52:43 AM »
I am sure it could change but the dates are already listed on the WDFW site for submit deadlines. It should be the same amount of time as every other year (1 month).

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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2024, 12:23:42 PM »
I am sure it could change but the dates are already listed on the WDFW site for submit deadlines. It should be the same amount of time as every other year (1 month).

Just my usual rant at the passing clouds... Why is there a 4 month multi season application period? and a 3 month decision to buy period?  Just seems ridiculous.
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2024, 12:50:26 PM »
I am sure it could change but the dates are already listed on the WDFW site for submit deadlines. It should be the same amount of time as every other year (1 month).

Just my usual rant at the passing clouds... Why is there a 4 month multi season application period? and a 3 month decision to buy period?  Just seems ridiculous.

I will give you my opinion and this is just my opinion. The 4 month application period is to get as much app fees as possible. Why else would I get an email a day (so it seems) reminding me I am running out of time to put in (when I already did) in the final month. The 3 month is because they are basing it off the "before the first hunt date" and don't take into consideration the process to give the option to the next person if the first person doesn't buy it for whatever reason. Again just my opinion.

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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2024, 01:09:30 PM »
According to this link the deadline has changed to May 15th. 

 
https://www.mywdfw.com/multi-season-special-hunt/

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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2024, 01:15:12 PM »
I am sure it could change but the dates are already listed on the WDFW site for submit deadlines. It should be the same amount of time as every other year (1 month).

Just my usual rant at the passing clouds... Why is there a 4 month multi season application period? and a 3 month decision to buy period?  Just seems ridiculous.

 :yeah:  They probably didn't read my comments and suggestions.   :bash:
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2024, 02:29:24 PM »
According to this link the deadline has changed to May 15th. 

 
https://www.mywdfw.com/multi-season-special-hunt/
That link starts off talking about special permit applications can be purchased until the May 15th deadline to submit.

Then it talks about multi season and on the picture it says application period closed.
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2024, 03:16:07 PM »
I went in today to buy my razor clam license for next weeks tides. They said they weren't available yet so it looks like everything is down to the last minute.
They should present the three year package at one meeting and approve it at the next. I don't see how they cannot vote on approval at the April meeting though. It feels like there will be no consideration of comments at least by the Commission.
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2024, 06:04:15 PM »
I went in today to buy my razor clam license for next weeks tides. They said they weren't available yet so it looks like everything is down to the last minute.
They should present the three year package at one meeting and approve it at the next. I don't see how they cannot vote on approval at the April meeting though. It feels like there will be no consideration of comments at least by the Commission.

I gave up on commenting years ago after I submitted a comment for everything that affects my hunting plans and then went to a meeting to comment in person. During that meeting I spoke with an employee from WDFW and he told me that they received more than 70k comments online so there was no way for them to read the comments before decision time.

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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2024, 06:15:21 PM »
It’s almost as if they want to discourage people so much they give up

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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2024, 08:54:28 AM »

I gave up on commenting years ago after I submitted a comment for everything that affects my hunting plans and then went to a meeting to comment in person. During that meeting I spoke with an employee from WDFW and he told me that they received more than 70k comments online so there was no way for them to read the comments before decision time.

While your specific comment might not be read by WDFW or the commission, think of it more like a vote.

We have seen recently that an overwhelming majority of people saying "No, do not adopt" will influence them. The conservation coalition of Washington put together a good set of video clips of commissioners after some recent bear season changes they were trying to push though, and the overwhelming number of emails was really getting to them.
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Re: 2024-2026 Hunting Season Proposals
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2024, 10:19:02 AM »
I went in today to buy my razor clam license for next weeks tides. They said they weren't available yet so it looks like everything is down to the last minute.
They should present the three year package at one meeting and approve it at the next. I don't see how they cannot vote on approval at the April meeting though. It feels like there will be no consideration of comments at least by the Commission.
Did you know a combo fish license covers razor clams?  Just letting you know.
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