Extended Comment On Washington Spring Bear Hunt Wraps Up Today

Hunters and other members of the public have until 5 p.m. today to comment on Washington’s spring 2022 black bear hunting proposal.

Under it, WDFW would make available 664 special permits for select units in the state’s northeast and southeast corners, and parts of the Westside, with an expected harvest of 145 bruins.


The hunt with roots going back nearly 50 years as a way to reduce timber damage and fawn and calf predation, and provide a recreational opportunity has attracted high interest this fall and last December, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission extended the input period on 2022’s edition from the initial October 21 through the end of business hours this afternoon.

A quick check of the comment portal shows thoughts continuing to pour in this morning.

A final decision is expected at the commission’s November 19 meeting.