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Washington Spring Bear Application Deadline Approaching
February 22, 2008.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting applications for spring black bear hunting permits through March 13.
To be eligible for a permit, hunters must purchase a special permit application and a 2008 hunting license that includes bear as a species option. A drawing will be held in mid-March for 295 permits in western Washington and 235 permits on the east side of the state. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31.
Hunting licenses, bear transport tags and bear permit applications may be purchased online (https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/), by phone (866-246-9453) or at any license vendor in the state.
Applications, which require a correct hunt choice number, may be submitted online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/ or by calling (877) 945-3492.
Hunters who draw a permit may use any lawful big game modern firearm, archery, or muzzleloader equipment for hunting black bear. The use of hounds and/or bait to hunt black bear is prohibited.
The table below summarizes available tags and drawing odds.
|Hunt #||Area||GMU||Tags Available in 2008||Applicants in 2007||Approximate Draw Odds|
|7005||49 Degrees N||117||15||436||3%|
|7015||Kapowsink||653 & 654||100||483||21%|
See the official Washington regulations for complete details.