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General comments (Chapter 4):

NOWOLFS

Jim Steveson,  Vader WA

With our states finacial well being is this wolf and griz. beer prodject the best way we can spend our funds??? I think not!

Rick ,  Centralia WA

Regarding compensation, any loss of life or property should be recovered through the process of litigation. If there is an incident involving me or my sons an a wolf or wolves due to the shortcomings of this plan, I expect my wife to sue the state to recover substantial damages.

David Willson,  North Bend WA

The penalties for killing a state endangered specie should be strictly enforced and made know to the public. The use of radio collars or chipping would help apprehend illegal wolf kills. How about selectively using solar-charged video feeds on collars (just a whimsical thought).

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Manipulated information that is misleading, a sales pitch for wolves. Wolves should be lethally removed that prey on livestock. More money for losses.

dale denney,  colville WA

The recovery objective numbers of breeding pairs needed for down-listing and eventual delisting of wolves is too low to ensure a viable wolf population in WA. The lethal kill provisions for livestock owners and private citizens whose livestock or domestic dogs are attacked by wolves while wolves are in threatened or sensitive status are too liberal during the critical early phases of wolf recovery and could slow recovery. Translocation of wolves from areas within WA with healthy wolf populations to other areas to establish new populations is an important tool and will speed up the recovery and delisting process.

Wendy Young,  Bellevue WA

this is beginning to sound like Obamacare; you'll get it one way or the other, we're just going to make you go thru the formalities

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

I would think live capture and relocation would be a better initial step for wolves that get livestock, rather than an immediate lethal option.

Liam Antrim,  Sequim WA

Zero tolerance of Wolf-Livestock/Domestic Animal Conflicts in Washington is the only answer.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

Livestock producers have a hard enough time making a profit with out wolves.

Anonymous

After the WDFW bungled the management and control of cougars a few years ago, and have taken a very cavalier attitude about the presence of cougars in developed residential areas that have existed for 40+ years, I hope the same management practices and attitudes WHEN wolf predation occurs will be better. As an avid out doors man I support the presence of wolves in WA, but this isn't the California Condor we are talking about, i.e. let's not turn this into an expensive "band wagon" project driven by a few predator lovers. Wolves over all in North America are doing well and they will spread in WA just like they have in WYO, MT, and ID...let's let nature take the reins...

Dave Mack,  Renton WA

The states general budget will raise because there will be NO! need for conservation officers

Anonymous

Allow hunters to hunt and harvest wolves, and there will be fewer wolves to kill livestock, and much less need to waste taxpayer money on paying farmers/ranchers for lost livestock.

Jeff Frederick,  Moses Lake WA

I am adamantly opposed to the plan as written. To pass it must consider and resolve the issues identified in Appendix D. Wolves have serious impacts on livestock, wildlife, the economy and human interactions. For real life examples talk to the citizens within the wolf recovery efforts in Arizona and New Mexico and their reactions to not being able to do anything except watch as wolves rip the guts out of their livestock while still alive. Check with impacts in Idaho and what the wolves have done to wildlife populations. Coyotes are gone, elk herds desimated. Idaho sells 30,000 out of state hunting licenses each year and is a big part of the economy. In 2009, 10,000 tags went unsold and the state lost 1/3 of the normal income from sales of these licenses due to drop in game populations from wolf predations. Recover wolves, but you don't need them wall to wall across the state! Make sure the plan considers all the points in Appendix D and especially a quick reaction to wolf problems and population numbers. Finally, don't be stupid and ignore history. A tremendous effort was made to stop wolves in early America because of their predation and impacts to human populations. This was done for fun but out of necessity to stop a serious problem. Do not pretend that we can now have the wolf back without the serious problems the have caused in history!

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

STUPID.....

Anonymous

dON'T DO IT !!! IT IS A BIG MISTAKE WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!

FRED S Chapman, Jr,  RAYMOND WA

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 non-lethal means explored when it comes to management and conflicts. I also would like to see community conflict resolution methods employed that empahsize win-win scenarios.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR

I see nothing but problems for the state,that you are bring on yourselves

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA

I read of other animals being taken off the endangered species act, but no mention of killing them immediatly after. Idaho and Montana seem unable to make informed decisions.

Jetta Hurst,  Auburn WA

NO WOLVES

Anonymous

As long as wolf livestock conflict management is carried out in sound reasonable manner I will support it. As stated before I will not support demonization of wolves at the behest of ranchers.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Wolf re-introduction needs to be resisted and preventative actions taken

Michael Korenko,  Carson WA

support a wolf management plan that is strong enough to ensure wolves fully recover—to a population healthy enough to effectively resume their role as top predators in our state's ecosystems

Anonymous

help wolves!don't be selfish,,they're lives!

kun chi lam aileen,  hong kong

Keep wolves out of Washington!

Florence Wheeler,  Vancouver WA

Good work.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

To plan this Idiotic process that is not working in any State. These Non-Native Canadian Wolves are Dangerous Creatures that Fear Nothing that Walks.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Get rid of the training requirement before you can harass wolves!

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

Wake up!!

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA