Spring bear hunting rejected, again
Commissioners quickly dismiss petition
Last updated 8/31/2023 at 10:22am
OLYMPIA – It took only a minute Friday, Aug. 11, for the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to reject a petition to resume spring bear hunting in 2024.
The commission’s almost-immediate, unanimous rejection of spring bear hunting followed a very short presentation by state Department of Fish and Wildlife Game Division Manager Anis Aoude.
“From our position as a department … we’re recommending you deny this petition,” he said. “There really isn’t a reason to revisit.”
The state’s presentation and commissioner’s fast rejection followed a petition to begin rulemaking for...