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Comments on Human Safety (Chapter 7.A):

thats why they allow people to pack guns in the park

john gilbertson,  port angeles WA

We can learn to live with new boundaries/limits for our wilderness activities, and outside of towns in general.

Ann Soule,  

There are too many people living on the Olympic Peninsula for wolves to be safely introduced.

Anonymous

Does not appear to be a significant issue. If it a human is attacked it will be a tragedy, however, such tragedies are a part of life and can not always be avoided.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Human Safety is not an issue when dealing with wolves.

Tristan Higgins,  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

there will be problems

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

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

dale denney,  colville WA

the wolf is notoriously shy and elusive and probably gladly go through life without laying eyes on humans. Unless they've been habituated to us there is little threat.

Anonymous

My wife, two year old son and I enjoy hiking in the woods of Washington state. I will be afraid for the safety of my family if you introduce these wolfs into our state. I will keep enjoying the outdoors, but will take the necessary precautions to protect my family. You will also be responsible for keeping these wolfs away from my pets and livestock, and off of my property.

Anonymous

Wolves do not attack humans unless they have been inappropriatly exposed to them

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

not concerned with human safety

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

They do and have killed, but very seldom

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

I feel safe when I am recreating outside.

Jennifer Molesworth,  Twisp WA

No comment should be needed here. Common sense tells us that Human Safety is a number one concern.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

WHAT?! No compensation for children that are killed by wolves? But compensation for livestock losses is OK.

AnonymousSequim WA

Domestic dogs kill more people than any wild animals

Pat Van Eaton,  Eatonville WA

People and especially small childeren will be an easy quick meal for a wolf pack that is hungry and lost its fear of humans. Bells on our shoes and pepper spray will be of little effect to Wolf pack.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Wolves need to be hunted to instill a fear of humans in them.

Anonymous

I have genuine fears for both my daughter's safety once wolves populations have established. Pastor friend of mine and a deputy sheriff on horseback in N. Idaho were going in backcountry to make a death notification to a spike camped hunter. Along the way they were completely surrounded by a wolf pack at one point. I don't trust their aggressive nature at times.

Darren Manlow,  South Bend WA

If wolves kill off the deer and elk then they will start coming into the communities and killing dogs and cats and eventually go after little kids then adults if they find the opportunity

Wayne L Rowett,  Kennewick WA

NO WOLVES

Anonymous

Big concern to the people that have most at stake.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

Public awarness program is just as important in the managment efforts.

Charles Oueis,  Spokane WA

There is a negligible level of risk to human safety primarily associated with small children which in turn can be combated through effective parenting and awareness of your children at all times.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Do not release any more wolves into this state.

Kevin Wolf,  Lacey WA

Education is the key.

Kristi Hendrickson,  Seattle WA

If anything happens to me or my kids I will personnelly sue the director and any involved with this

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

Educate, educate, educate - and stress personal responsibility.

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

Humans need to realize that we take risks everyday and we do not need to send out a witch hunt if somebody gets hurt by a wolf. We are much more likely to crash our car on the way to work so maybe we should just get rid of the cars. If we don't have some aspect of risk, then we would never be able to do anything.

Karl Schulke,  Republic WA

Washington has less wilderness areas than Idaho and Montana and more people living in rural areas that will have direct contact will wolves. This should be a huge public safety concern.

Michael Korenko,  Carson WA

Humans have nothing to fear from wolves

Elizabeth Enger,  Greenwater WA

PLEASE keep wolves out of Washington.....they are damned dangerous. I hike alone, and don't want to be a snack for one!

Florence Wheeler,  Vancouver WA

Very clear with good information.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

DANGER DANGER DANGER!!!!!

doug carney,  ellensburg WA

ridiculously overhyped!

Anonymous

I personally am not concerned that I'll be attacked by a wolf.

Anonymous

No More Important Issue exists. Don't allow the need for Animal Rights Override that Responsibility to {Protect our Citizens.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

It needs to be clear that anyone can shoot a wolf at any time if the wolf threatens humans. This is ignored.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

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Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

Good science here

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA