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Comments on 5. Managing ungulates in Washington (Chapter 12.B.5):

Save our ungulate populations. Limit wolf population. See studies from Banff and Yellowstone Parks

Kirk Alexander,  Seattle WA

I would like to emphasize the management, i.e. the reduction, of recreational hunting. Here is an idea, hire hunters to hunt illegal hunters (a bit of a laugh).

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Ungulates should be managed for wolves hunting and conservation.

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

hunting has done awsome managing ungulates,along with existing predators,wolves are not needed for management

Ross MacArthur,  Cusick WA

Remember who pays the bills, it's hunters. Manage for the bill payers, or they will take their money elsewhere.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

Going to be a disaster.

dale denney,  colville WA

We need our predators back!

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA


Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

You won,t have too


Wolves will eliminate the surplus populations that hunters harvest. Hunters will no longer be a tool for population management.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Ungulates should be managed for hunting, not to sustain wolf numbers.


"Manage ungulate population in Wa. to maintain harvest opportunities for hunters and adequate prey base"? Hunters can be controlled with permits, time and length of season. How will wolves be controlled if there numbers cannot be limitied?

Randy Fischer,  Ellensburg WA

I see one management option suggests managing the ungulate populations for the benefit of the wolves not hunters. Seems a bit offensive to suggest wolves might have more influence in ungulate population management when our hunting dollars have helped manage ungulate populations for over 50 years.

Darren Manlow,  South Bend WA

Recreational hunting is the number one priority.

Tim Morris,  South Bend WA



Wolves will have a healthy impact on most ungulate populations that I am aware of.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

It is not a question of whether or not hunters will pay the price but when. You are not protraying an accurate picture of the impacts to the public. It took a very few short years for our (I am now a Washington resident) hunting heritage in Idaho to be severly curtailed in Idaho. I have hunted elk for 40+ years and because of the wolf my live and future hunting opportunities have been altered for the rest of my life span.


Great ideas for ungulates.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Will be key to success


Their won't be any to manage.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Tribal hunting must be curtailed if state hunting is cut.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

Sell quality instead of tags.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA