WDFW invites public comment on spring black bear hunting seasons


Sam Montgomery, 360-688-0721

Oct. 22, 2021 Update: The public comment period has been extended to 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

OLYMPIA – 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.

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

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

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.

WDFW works to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish, wildlife, and recreational and commercial opportunities. 

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.