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Washington State Spring Bear Fall Update


As you may recall, last spring hunters in Washington lost their spring bear season when the Commission voted 5-4 in favor of not having a spring bear season.  The commission is meeting again on November 18th to discuss development of a spring bear policy.  This despite over 48 years of data supporting that the spring bear hunt does not negatively impact the population.  Interestingly enough, no public comment will be taken at this meeting.  

Spring bear hunts are one of the easiest hunts for the anti-hunting crowd to go after.  Well funded, multi-media campaigns that incorrectly portray what really goes on during these hunts make it easy for the well-organized anti-hunters to make their voices heard loud and clear.  

We as hunters need to stay on top of these various meeting dates and comment periods.  It is more important than ever to make your voice heard even if you don’t live or hunt in the state that is impacted.  The anti-hunters are utilizing technology to solicit huge numbers of comments from people that have nothing to do with the States under attack.  Washington, Oregon and California are the easiest targets right now.  

To stay on top of all the different ways our hunting is under attack, including the spring bear season in Washington, I suggest you follow Howl for Wildlife, a non-profit that is dedicated to preserving our hunting rights.  They are focused on the issues that are affecting hunters across the US, including a multitude of different species.  They provide users with many different sample emails and comments to submit.  It is an easy and fast way to help preserve your hunting heritage.  

So, do your part and get involved, the more of us that sit on the sidelines on these issues will ultimately result in more of us sitting on the sidelines as our hunting heritage is taken away from us, one hunt at a time.  

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  1. You can stay on top of it all you want. Colorado lost their Spring bear hunt 27 years ago. Anything wildlife that gets on a ballot equals doom for hunters. The thing to get on top of is legislation that only Wildlife Officials make the decisions and no one gets vote on it. We hire them with our licenses and taxes to make the decisions not voters that have no clue about wildlife facts or science. Why not let 7 year olds kids decide / vote on how taxes are used ? Allowing idiots or people that should no say at all in these matters is the issue. They vote and decide on pure uninformed emotion or ignorance. No more wildlife related matters go to public voting should be the standard.

  2. Fight every attempt from the environmentalist to introduce grizzly bears or any other proposal they have. They can’t be trusted. Once they get something started like the wolves in Wyoming they keep changing the numbers and the areas with the ultimate goal of stopping hunting. Never work with them again on any issue.

  3. Washington wildlife commissioners are appointed by our governor – Jay Inslee. He’s not interested in facts just popular opinion and he appoints commissioners who are not hunters and have leanings toward non hunting organizations. I think there’s one commissioner who is pro hunter. Biologists input on matters such as spring bear hunting seems to fall on deaf ears. Their (Inslee, his appointed cronies, and tens of thousands non hunters in this state) goal is clearly to eliminate any reason for humans to hunt in WA. It’s just about there already. No hound hunting cats. No bear baiting. No spring bear hunt. Widespread wolves – as usual many more wolves than are officially recognized. Of course no wolf hunting. There are already grizzlies here, just not many. Now they want more. If you’ve hunted WA as long as I have you no doubt have witnessed the same decline in big game (numbers, quality, permits). As for griz – this will give the libtards reason to shut down vast areas to human entry.

  4. The wolves are now killing bears and their cubs in their dens during hibernation. The bears will eventually cease to exist due to the wolf lovers policies. Washington used to have fish and game, then inslee became governor. When we had hunters on the board they were forced to bow down to inslee’s choices of board members or be canceled. The elk is soon too no longer exist in the blue mts due to inslee and his failed eco policies. This is all on the demwits that voted for inslee and his ignorant commissioners.

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