WDFW Calls For Public Comment On Spring 2022 Black Bear Permit Hu …

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invites the public to submit written comment on a proposed spring black bear season rule change by Oct. 21.

WDFW IS PROPOSING TO ISSUE 664 SPRING BLACK BEAR HUNTING PERMITS IN 2022, DOWN FROM THIS YEAR’S 688, AND ANTICIPATES A HARVEST OF 145 ANIMALS. MONICA WEEKS TOOK THIS CINNAMON-PHASE BLACK BEAR DURING 2017’S SPRING HUNT IN NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. (COAST HUNTING PHOTO CONTEST)

The proposed rule sets the spring black bear special permit limits.

“We are seeking feedback on the proposed rule to set spring black bear special permit season,” said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. “We’ll use this information to guide how we offer spring black bear special permit opportunities in 2022.”

Follow the link to the survey to provide feedback by Oct. 21. The public can also submit written comments via email or mail to:

WDFW Wildlife Program
PO Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504-3200 

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will host a public hearing for this rule update at their October meeting. Visit the department’s website for more information on the proposed rule.