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Comments on Management after Delisting (Chapter 3.C):


Jim Steveson,  Vader WA

Guns should be prohibited unless self-defense.

Ann Soule,  

hunting should be the first method of management


Hunt them!!

Johnny Rebel,  East Wenatchee WA

Should be aggressive!

Dan Howell,  Kelso WA

No comment.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

I believe a hunting season to manage wolves is a good idea.


Using sportsmen would be the most efficient method for population control.


I believe controlled hunting can be part of methods to help fund wolf management. I doubt hunting alone will endanger wolves in our state once wolf packs are established in the recovery numbers stated in this plan.

Art Swannack,  Lamont WA

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

Please make the implementation and success of a Pacific Coast Recovery Region (your alternative 3) mandatory before any state-wide delisting of this species can be considered.

Ronald Pearson,  Seattle WA

hunt wolves

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

There are already many more wolves in Washington than the game department knows, the should be delisted now.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

Hunting needs to be specifically included.

dale denney,  colville WA

Need to beable to hunt them, have a season.

AnonymousClarkston WA

Lethal kill ideas are to easy for citizens and should be allowed only by officials

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

hunting should be the first option.

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

The stock owners should NOT be the ones allowed to do the shooting. they would just say the woves were in the act every time they shot an animal. this has been done in the past and I'm sure will continue. Since they are recieving compensation, that shpould be enough.

lynne weber,  keyport WA

open season with unlimited tags (maybe a bounty on them)

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

wolves will always be used as a tool to limit natural resource use and management. just like the grizzly bear and other ESA animals.

Gary Nielsen,  Colville WA

If you let wolves continue to grow in Wash. then delist them and open up hunting season and let ranchers manage as needed

gary Ryan,  sekiu WA

Delist as soon as possible.


Delisting is to slow and reaction against wolves to little to late. Address cnncerns as note in Appendix D.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Very Very dumb.


There is no guarentees on this Management and it will not come soon enough. It will be too late for our wildlife. Do not be wasteful. Be responsible.

Don Reeves,  wenatchee WA

Sports men will help all you need!!!


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

I would like to see the tribes given more of an opportunity to manages wolf populations of the state and become co-managers and partners much as the Nez Perce have in Idaho.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR

A re-established wolf population cannot be managed/controlled by hunting alone, which, by itself is inefficient. Wolf populations can be effectively managed only with the use of the steel trap, a tool that is currently banned in Washington due to an ill-advised voter initiative carried by the Seattle area. Without the use of the steel trap, all discussion of wolf management after delisting is invalid.

Fred Fouse,  Cusick WA



Delist the wolves and then give the management to the state who can then use hunters as a management tool for keeping wolf numbers in check. Hunters are a successful means of managing big game, why would they not be for wolves?

Mark Olis,  

The use of the hunting tool to manage the wolves population would be the most beneficial to wolves survival and the state in the long run.

Charles Oueis,  Spokane WA

Concerned over the emphasis on delisting as the primary goal for management. I believe obtaining healthy population numbers should be the primary goal with delisting being a delayed objective to be achieved in time. Not in favor of a wolf hunting season at this time but given future information would be willing to reconsider provided it was presented in a manner that advocated sound management principles and not an open season such as the one recently conducted across the border in Idaho.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Hunters should have tags drawn and a long season. Not like this sorry excuse of a cougar season we have today.

Raymond Borbon,  Kirkland WA

I generally agree with the proposals.

Steve Solberg,  Spokane Valley WA

Need higher number of successfull breeding pairs to begin delisting!!!

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

Wolves should not be managed as a game species. There are very few people who would actually hunt a wolf as subsistence. The only people who would hunt a wolf would be the trophy hunters or those out to just say they have done it. While this makes a great market for WDFW, it is hunting for the wrong reasons and should not be allowed. I believe that the natural order of balance in the ecosystem should be left to naturally balance itself out.

Karl Schulke,  Republic WA

In general I'm opposed to delisting wolves; if they are ever delisted it should be only after vibrant populations are established in their natural habitats statewide. 15 breeding pairs is way too few.

Steve Eichelberger,  Tacoma WA

I would like to learn more about this. Will there be limited hunting seasons for wolves?

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

Hunting shuold be one of the available options for controling the populationin this state

Warren D Gimlin,  East Wenatchee WA

There needs to be higher numbers of Wolves in the first place and I think it will be difficullt to manage after delisting, to know what the numbers are out there.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

If we itroduce this Non-native Wolf we have to Hunt it as it has no Fear of any Animal that walks in Washington. In Idaho when the first Wolf was shot the Pack did not run off they fearlessly ran around trying to understand what happened because we allowed to live fearing no one. That means everything is in their Food of preferance.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Should not be delisted until many more packs/breeding pairs are established throughout the state. The paltry number of pairs discussed in the 3 alternatives are a joke.

Teresa Fox,  Bremerton WA

It should be the clearly stated goal of this plan that wolves become big game animals. This idea is only subtly suggested. Wolf as big game needs to be the goal and suggested now to ward off future lawsuits.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

No management before de-listing.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

We need to manage wolves just like deer or any other animal.

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA