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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2024, 07:23:59 PM »
Not only are permit levels higher but applicants are significantly lower as well.

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2024, 10:10:57 PM »
Bethel had 120 bull tags, now we have a proposal of 9 🤦‍♂️

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2024, 07:23:21 AM »
Like I’ve always said, there was a time I would put this state up against any as far as opportunity and quality for mule deer. Then in the mid 90,s we lost our Game Department AND a new agency was formed that looks at predators being more important than our deer and elk herds. In fact those herds are no longer “managed” for hunters, they are managed as a food source for cougars, bears and wolves now. If our deer, elk and moose numbers continue to drop, it’s we as hunters that will loose opportunity and our hunting to make sure there are enough for the darlings of  the WDFW, cougars, bears and wolves.

It’s strange, I’m down in Arizona right now for spring training, the wife and I were talking to a forest service guy while out hiking around the Salt River area, looking for wild horses. He said cougars were “putting the smack down on the babies” , he added that the cougars would be thinned, aggressively (his words). Other states look at predators much differently, even when it comes to wild horses let alone deer and elk. It’s shameful what the state of Washington has done to its once historic deer and elk herds, mostly all in the name of political agendas……My opinions.

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2024, 08:28:53 AM »
Bethel had 120 bull tags, now we have a proposal of 9 🤦‍♂️

Yep, pretty unreal. Goose Prairie went from 465 bull tags down to 17 total, A 96% reduction. I don't know how the department defends these numbers with a straight face, either it demonstrates complete ineptitude in their own science and management, or it shows that they are removing heaps of opportunity with no justification. Either way it should be some major egg on their face but they hardly bat an eye when it gets brought up.
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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2024, 11:13:05 AM »
@emac how about one from 1974, crummy photo from my phone.
Now that is something special!!!   Love it

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2024, 11:14:17 AM »
A blast from the past.
Can you do this with elk?

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2024, 11:25:46 AM »
It is pretty clear we need a new entity to manage our fish and wildlife. WDFW has proven to be an epic failure and now has taken the road of the anti-hunter.
Politicians like Jay Inslee are the reason we have the 2nd Amendment

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2024, 03:30:06 PM »
It is pretty clear we need a new entity to manage our fish and wildlife. WDFW has proven to be an epic failure and now has taken the road of the anti-hunter.
IMHO, it’s all working out exactly as they planned. WDFW is just an extension and implementer of this state’s political agendas involving our hunting and the future of hunting. If it was really about the health of our herds and putting forth good opportunity and quality for hunters the predator issue would have been addressed decades ago. As said, they (WDFW)are just another political tool in this state.

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2024, 05:39:06 PM »
Back in the early 2000’s I had an opportunity to move to Idaho and my thought process was I really liked where and who I hunted with. Not long ago I was thinking “what the heck was I thinking?”  Seeing these regs and remembering how much opportunity we had just a generation ago I know why I didn’t move. Mostly because jobs paid so much more in Washington but today I would give up the pay for the hunting in Idaho.

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2024, 12:14:16 AM »
Not only are permit levels higher but applicants are significantly lower as well.

 What were the general season dates?
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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2024, 09:09:57 AM »
Back in the early 2000’s I had an opportunity to move to Idaho and my thought process was I really liked where and who I hunted with. Not long ago I was thinking “what the heck was I thinking?”  Seeing these regs and remembering how much opportunity we had just a generation ago I know why I didn’t move. Mostly because jobs paid so much more in Washington but today I would give up the pay for the hunting in Idaho.
Idaho is only 15-20 years behind us. It’s coming for all the states. Some faster and some slower.  Colorado and Oregon will be next to fall. Wyoming will be last but it’s coming to all.
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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2024, 01:54:26 PM »
There were 90 rut permits for deer in umtanum!?!?! Wtf! 2001 was the year I got my orange card and first deer.

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2024, 01:56:09 PM »
@emac how about one from 1974, crummy photo from my phone.
Do you have a picture of the next page by chance? Or any other pages.

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2024, 03:07:25 PM »
I think if a guy turned up this data from the early 90's minds would be blown.  I remember reading an article in the early 90's, before the point system, about hunting the yakima area units for deer during the rut but you had to draw a permit, odds were one in 3, or one in 4, like 100 permits and 300-400 applicants. 

Back in the days before the internet with green postcards you waited to show up in the mail the first week of August.  Ah the good old days......

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Re: 2001 Deer Permits
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2024, 03:16:48 PM »
I think if a guy turned up this data from the early 90's minds would be blown.  I remember reading an article in the early 90's, before the point system, about hunting the yakima area units for deer during the rut but you had to draw a permit, odds were one in 3, or one in 4, like 100 permits and 300-400 applicants. 

Back in the days before the internet with green postcards you waited to show up in the mail the first week of August.  Ah the good old days......

I vividly rememeber my first few years of hunting and my old man waiting for the postcard to show up in the mail. I remember when he drew his goat tag and seeing the look on his face
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