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Comments on Wolves and Other Carnivores (Chapter 6.A):

they will eat the bears and cougars and coyotes

john gilbertson,  port angeles WA

They naturally co-existed and should again.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle 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

numbers need to be kept in check

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

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

dale denney,  colville WA

Needed to maintain ecosystems.

Anonymous

We need to establish wild-life coridoors and safe palces for our carnivores

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

Wolves hunt in packs

Anonymous

Wolf packs are savage and other carnivores will not stand a chance. Kiss coyotes and others good bye as in Idaho wolf areas. I have been there and amazed at the silence of the nights. Coyotes are gone.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Name one other animal in the state that kills our livestock and our wildlife that we do not control through hunting.

Don Reeves,  wenatchee WA

Wolves and other carnivores need to be managed with liberal hunting seasons.

Anonymous

Western Washington and E. Lewis county in particular has a problem with cougar killing the deer. Everyone I talked to this year seemed to have the same response. We don't need another predator to kill off more wildlife. I have read that a pack of wolves needs to kill at least once a week to survive. If five packs kill once a week, it on't take long to completely wipe out the deer and elk herds. That can also mean fewer people will buy hunting licenses. Do you rerally want that?

Wayne L Rowett,  Kennewick WA

NO WOLVES

Anonymous

Use the hunting managment tool. It realy works.

Charles Oueis,  Spokane WA

Wolves and other carnivores compete for food sources and will continue to do so.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Do not release any more wolves into this state.

Kevin Wolf,  Lacey WA

Please make sure that cougars don't get a double whammy! If there is concern that wolves may have a negative effect on cougar populations, then maybe we should suspend the "experiment" of allowing hound hunting of cougars in selected parts of our state!

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

wolves are likely to move coyotes out of some areas.

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

The ecosystem in washington state is not healthy enough to take another alpha predator.

Michael Korenko,  Carson WA

Here on the Olympic Peninsula the cougar population is so big, that our deer population is really struggling to recover from the hair slip disease. Adding wolves will not to help that situation.

Anonymous

I don't understand why we create problems and impacts on wildlife and live stock and them go back in and shoot the wolves after they over populate. This process is sickening to me. I would consider myself a conservationist but seeing these wonderful animals shot is not the answer. This kind of restorating and then destroying what we have restored doesn't make any sense. The public that views this process has to wonder. We should have left their populations alone in Washington State and else where. I guess its like cougars and coyotes, we control them by hunting because we control nature. I just don't feel like we need to add populations and then destroy them. I look forward to your response.

Gary L Johnson,  Raymond WA

wolves just like humans,humans are Carnivores,they also.help wolves!don't be selfish,,they're lives!

kun chi lam aileen,  hong kong

Very interesting, well written.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Big game in this state have enough pressure from Cougars, Bears and Coyotes. I have talked to many people from Wyoming and Idaho and the elk are being eliminated due to the wolves. I will never buy another tag in this state if wolves are allowed to multiply. The should be eradicated now before our game is all gone.

Scott Chamley,  Arlington WA

Wolves are more Dangerous than any other North American Preditor.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

You try to make this as difficult as possible for someone to comment.

Ed McConnell,  Spokane Valley WA

Open hunting seasons.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA