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  1. JimmyDrakes

    JimmyDrakes New Member

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    If you haven't heard, Washington's 2022 Spring Bear season was recently voted down in a 4-4 decision by Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission despite the WDFW biologist's recommendation to hold it. I understand this is not waterfowl related, but, as we've seen in the past, these issues are slippery slopes and can lead to decreased opportunity in other types of hunting. We are hoping the band the broader hunting community together on this issue to raise awareness and pressure the State into correcting this wrong.

    This decision is in violation of State laws RCW 77.04.030 as the 9th Commission member has not been appointed. This member would be from Eastern Washington and presumably in favor of the hunt. Two Commission members who were "no" votes have not been confirmed by the State Senate and should not have been allowed to vote. Additionally, it violates RCW 77.04.055 in which, "The commission shall maximize fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreational opportunities compatible with healthy and diverse fish and wildlife populations."

    I'm asking for anyone that is willing to help to sign the petition linked below.

    https://www.change.org/p/jay-inslee...ington-state-2022-season/psf/promote_or_share

    If you have the time, please also submit a letter to the Fish and Wildlife Commission through the link below. Attached is the letter I sent on the issue if you are interested and need a template.

    https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/contact

    If you would like some more information as to how this happened and why the Washington hunting community is in such outrage, the following should help.

    https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2021-11/fwc_nov_15_response__commissioner_questionsv2.pdf

    https://nwsportsmanmag.com/wdfw-commissioner-explains-no-vote-on-2022-spring-bear-hunt/

    Response from one of the Commission members to a letter: https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,264880.180.html
     

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  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Our liberal loser governmentat work. Laws and constitution mean nothing to them.
     
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    laughing mallard Elite Refuge Member

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    Done. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
     
  4. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Good to see You back! Been wanted posters up all over town!
     
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  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Sometimes life takes a dump and arguing on the internet loses its appeal.
     
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