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Comments on the Current Status of Wolves (Chapter 2.B):


Jim Steveson,  Vader WA

people don't want them unless you live in a city and it won't bother them who or what they eat.thats why they have zoos in the city

john gilbertson,  port angeles WA

how much do we really know about current population? How does the WDFW respond to sighing information?


Regarding the mortality of wolves, if it is admitted as evident that “humans are the largest cause of wolf mortality…and the only cause that can significantly affect populations at recovery levels,” then should we not place emphasis on human control? Illegal hunting surely needs to be monitored and apprehended whenever possible, but legal hunting can and should be curbed as well, along with irresponsible habitat destruction at the hands of money hungry developers.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Worldwide wolves are doing just fine. They are not endangered.


WDFW says there are 2 confirmed breeding pairs of wolves in Washington State. The 'confirmation' process is cumbersome to the point that actual numbers exceed WDFW 'confirmed' pairs.


I strongly oppose any plans to introduce wolves anywhere in Washington. Yes, I know they are already here. They will spread on on their own and will do great damage to wildlife eventually, and this should not be aided by the department.

Gregory R Field,  Seattle WA


Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

Manipulated information that is misleading, a sales pitch for wolves.

dale denney,  colville WA

Wolves are in wa. already Please don't start any more.

Gerald W Guhlke,  Reardan WA

Obviously too few, they've been decimated from the vast majority of their historical range in the lower 48 states.


I support letting the wolves be relocated to other areas in order to reestablish wolf populations.

Jocelyn Eke,  Los Angeles CA

I feel that the numbers of breeding pairs is too low to ensure wolves recovery.

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

should NOT be protected at all

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

Wolves are returning to the state on their own. Leave the process alone and restrict them to minimum impact areas of the state. We do not need them Wall to Wall in the state.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

CRAP !!!!


I feel that every Licence buying person in the State should be notified by mail and a vote should determine if Wolves should be allowed to be reintroduced. I personaly feel that the Wolves that are trying to reistablish are an invasive species (not the original native wolf) and should be treated as an invasive species and they should be eliminated before they get established.

John Evans,  Longview WA

Should be eliminated from areas already seen.

Robert E Daharsh,  Woodinville WA

I believe that there are more wolves in the state than you know. We have seen tracks near elk feeding stations in Kittitas county the last two years.

Randy Fischer,  Ellensburg WA

There are more wolves in wa than you claim there are>

dylan peterson,  federal way WA

leave them where they are

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA



Adequately addresses the current status of wolves in Washington although it seems inexplicable that monitoring had been reduced in the 90's given the increase in sightings that had preceded this time period.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

kill every damn wolf in washington idaho and montana. its devastating the elk and deer populations already in tremendous amounts. hunters keep the populations of elk and deer at a good rate anyhow theres no need in destroy all of the deer and elk. soon there wont be any. i hate this state and its government. i hate washington state


stop trying to cover up about the wolves. It is our right to know what is going on without being blindfolded by the dept.


We already have more wolves than the game department can "Confirm". Sounds like they do not know the status of the wolves.

Raymond Borbon,  Kirkland WA

We have too many NOW already.

Jay Arment,  Spokane WA

Just leave them alone.......

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

Current status of Wolf population is unknown due to places like Wolf Haven in Tenino, WA releasing these animals.


Ther are too many in Washington

Jim Lamb,  Spokane WA

I had a Bioligist in yakima tell me there are no wolves in washington... that was a year ago I've seen 5 so far you Can not convince me because I've seen lots of wolves in my life. The difference in Washington wolves and Alaska is the length of there legs the wolves in Alaska are much taller while the body weight seem the same.

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

No mention of the fact that the Methow wolves are a smaller wolf and maybe threatened or killed by by the bigger wolves from Id. This diverity is not mentioned. If these wolves are indeed coastal wolves they will be threadened and possibly whiped out.

Rick Lind,  Tonasket WA

Good summary.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Less than 400 in some areas.

MB ,   FL

open for improvement

Gary Hemenway,  Hoquiam WA

A plan to eliminate Canadian Grey Wolves from existing in Washington should be adopted immediatly and all wolves hunted and destroyed. This is the only Plan that reduces the risk to Humans and the destruction of the Native Animals.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Need to eliminate. The WDFW is all about $$. Why would you want this??

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

Good here

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA