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General comments (Chapter 12):

Once again, WHAT ARE WE THINKING??

Rick ,  Centralia WA

We need to manage Washington regionally. Slow recovery in some areas should not slow management of quickly establishing (or overpopulating) in another area. Do not handcuff one region due to slow recovery in another!

Anonymous

No comment.

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

Manipulated information that is misleading, a sales pitch for wolves. Should be able to lethally remove any wolves that attack pets or livestock. We should plan for fewer wolves in Washington.

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

Common Sense is the only approach. Zero tolerance of Wolves in the state of Washington.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

LOTSA MONEY & Staff time for how many breeding pairs? and what total desired wolf population?

AnonymousSequim WA

What will wolves do, or what are wolves doing to the caribou in northestern Washington State and in Northern Idaho?

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

WOW...and DOUBLE WOW...There is no end to how many relatives can be employed with this. WHERE do I sign up???? I can start tomorrow...no I can start today....

Anonymous

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

Lets educate WDFW to te problems first by having them see the problems in our neighboring state Idaho. Check with them to see what is happing on the ground not what WDFW thinks will happen.

John Eaton,  Ellensburg WA

I believe that wolf reintroduction could help WA achieve its recovery goals and should be included in the state plan.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR

There are no longer natural ecosystems in our state. Yes, we may have a couple of pristine areas, or wilderness areas that come close. But the thought that wolves may bring a balance back to nature in Washington is not rational. I see this being a nightmare for wildlife managers, devastating to our ungulate populations, and take some of our already strained deer and elk populations to record lows. Hunters will bear the brunt of this "new balance". After wolf repopulation efforts are successful, I fear our children, and grandchildren will never experience the joy of hunting like we know it ever again. I am a WDFW Hunter Education instructor. How will I explain this to my students in the future?

Darren Manlow,  South Bend WA

NO WOLVES

Anonymous

THE STATE WILL LOSE A LOT OF FUNDING BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL GO SOME WHERE ELSE TO HUNT

RYAN JERLES,  RAYMOND WA

Your are talking alot of money. Better find how to fund this by the supporters of the wolf,

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA

I can't believe any body would ask this many dumb ass questions...We the hunters don't want wolves....

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

I commented on a lot of these subjects in other sections.

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

WOlves need to be removed from washington, either by hunting, or live trapping and relocation to outside washington state.

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

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION are not enough!!!!!!!!We should mobilize every one to help wolves!help wolves!don't be selfish,,they're lives! MAKE LITTLE EFFOERT WILL CREATE BIG DIFFERENCE! JUST STAND OUT AND COMMENT! THE WOLVES NEED OUR HELPS! Although I am a Chinese.I am Hong Kong people,I still care abou animals and wolves! How about people living in America,in Washington ?

kun chi lam aileen,  hong kong

Good information, well presented.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

After hunting in Idaho for the last 23 years I have seen what they have done to the elk heards shouldn't we learn from history. I'am very intrested in knowing what you will do when they show up at the Oak creek feed lot in the dead of winter. Think about it 2000 elk and a couple of pack of wolves!!

Anonymous

Non-native canadian Wolves require no action other than removal from our state!

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Be realistic. There wil probably be no federal dollars coming down from heaven. We are a third world nation.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA