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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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Which hill would that be?

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Location: leftern washington
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all of them im down here in orting

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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I suppose you would be downhill from me then. You were refering to kap. tree farm then?

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Location: leftern washington
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thats the one

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Location: OlyWa
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you are not allowed to bait the bears your self but it is perfectly legal to hunt a feeding area set up by the tree farm, you just gotta find um

You have been give wrong information and if caught you will be fined, unless you are an an employee of said company and it is in your job description to kill bears.

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im surprised no one has heard of the tree farms feeding bears?

They've been doing it for decades in an effort to curb timber damage.

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what if your just there hunting and you shoot a bear around one of these stations? i mean if the thing said "pile of bear food dont shoot the bears" that would be one thing but the tree farm marks them very inconspicuously and the only reason i know what to look for is from some inside info i got, but the average hunter does not know how there marked

That arguement will not fly in court. Ignorance is no excuse. How could someone not know what is going on? You shouldn't need a sign to realize it is a feed station.

Bears may be considered varmints by timber companies, but they are not classified as such. They are big game animals.

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Location: leftern washington
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That arguement will not fly in court. Ignorance is no excuse. How could someone not know what is going on? You shouldn't need a sign to realize it is a feed station.

well in that case is the entire 180'000 acres of limits because there are feeding stations in th e property? if so why do they give tags for this area?and can you not shoot a bear where it eats? since there alawys eating that would make bear hunting a little difficult, i understand that the terms "baiting" and "feeding station" have been brought up but if i was telling a story about the bear i got hunting in a certain area im sure all i would get would be congrats, and how would i have known the bear was heading to, leaving or just arriving at a feeding station, if the said feeding station is not marked? im going to contact the WSFG and get a strait answer, ill let you guys know what they say

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Location: OlyWa
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im going to contact the WSFG and get a strait answer, ill let you guys know what they say

Make sure to contact Enforcement at WDF&W.

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Location: leftern washington
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just got off the phone with WSF&G and they told me (after doing some checking) that if you see a bear on a feeding station dont shoot it, but they also told me that if the feeding station is not marked and you shoot a bear in it then it would be the individual wardens descretion. i think what im going to do is track these areas and set up outside of them where i know the bears are coming and going, i should be safe then as ill be hunting a trail and not over any sort of bait

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Location: OlyWa
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Read individual wardens descretion.

Sounds like you talked to an Office Assistant or Program Manager, but not anyone from Enforcement? I wouldn't hunt within a 1/4 mile of a feed station.

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i called the enforcement office, what i posted above is what they told me

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