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Comments on Wildlife Tourism (Chapter 14.D)

What a thrill it is to view wolves in the wild! I have paid money on trips to do just that in Wyoming.

Ann Soule,  

no chance for wolf tourism in washington.

Anonymous

As someone who previously lived in Montana, near Yellowstone National Park, I have witnessed first hand how the reintroduction of wolves can have a positive impact on the local economy as people from all over the world visit to learn about wolves and have the opportunity to see them.

Joseph Pullara,  Port Angeles WA

Tourists hoping to see wolves spend more than $35 million each year in Yellowstone NP and adjacent communities.

Patricia Willits,  Port Angeles WA

As long as this is accomplished respectfully, with as little impact as possible on enviornmental standards, I belive that this is an enormous opportunity for the state.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

Wildlife tourism is fine but it shouldn't be considered the only approach to maintaining and paying for local and state economies.

Anonymous

I doubt wolf tourism is real viable in our state. We don't have large areas with good access (like yellowstone does).

Art Swannack,  Lamont WA

Reintroduction of wolves will be a huge benefit to tourism.

Joe Sheeran,  Ellensburg WA

There is barely any, the hunters pay the bills.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

over estimated

dale denney,  colville WA

How many people do you think this will affect? Not near the money that is being spent on sport hunting

Gerald W Guhlke,  Reardan WA

I think this might help the cause of the predators-but should be done without too much contact.

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

wolves can only produce wildlife tourism. look what has happened at yellowstone and in alaska

william weathersby,  olympia WA

This is not likely to help the local economie much. People will not come to see the wolves.

Stephanie George,  Newport WA

It's almost non-existent

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

Wildlife tourism is not a factor in the areas where wolves will find home. They will never compete with west side whale watching. wolves are too elusive for tourism.

Gary Nielsen,  Colville WA

Wildlife tourism will all but cease if wolves are allowed into the state of Washington.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

Guess people can watch Wolves circling the view points waiting for the opportunity to snatch a child. That will make front page news and cable channels.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

Wildlife tourism doesn't bring the money that hunting does. Wildlife should be continued to be managed for sustainable hunting populations.

Anonymous

Let people go to Wyoming and view wolves there.

Robert E Daharsh,  Woodinville WA

unless you have the wolves in a fenced area hardly anyone will see them

scott fowler,  burlington WA

Very little money here.

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA

How much will they pay to look at one. Go to a zoo.

Tim Morris,  South Bend WA

wolves will help it.

Jetta Hurst,  Auburn WA

NO WOLVES

Anonymous

this will never be a major issue like Yellowstone, if you have spent any time in the woods up there and dealt with the thick woods and reduced visibility most of the year, you would realize this.

Stuart Turner,  West Richland WA

Would have a positive impact on the state economy.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Washington States fishing program Rocks and out-of-state people come tofish our waters ......Our big game hunting SUCKS at best and the program director needs to be replaced......

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

HIghlight even more the potential community revenue and the fact that it would be more than hunting!

Marcia avajas,  Bainbridge Island WA

after the wolf eats the wildlife the tourism will be gone

Jim Lamb,  Spokane WA

Good information.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Elk in the Methow Valley would increase tourism. If elk hunting were allowed, it would also provide revenue to the local economies.

Anonymous

Elk watching at feeding stations will be gone

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

Who can afford the gas?

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

This can be a very viable option as long as it involves good science and sound management.

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA