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Comments on the History of Wolves in Washington (Chapter 2.A):


Jim Steveson,  Vader WA

think why did they get rid of them in the first place

john gilbertson,  port angeles WA

Hunting the wolf to extinction in Washington State was a tragedy, one born out of supreme ignorance and the white privilege inherent in Manifest Destiny.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

My ancestors homesteaded in the Methow Valley and there were few deer here at the beginning of the 1900's. Family history was passed down that any wolf of wolf pack was very transitory because there wasn't a prey base to support them. The deer population increased only after white settlers started raising irrigated crops and bitterbrush became prevalent because of fire control.


Why do we insist on dwelling on history, look to the future, and wolves should not be a major part of it in Washington.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

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

dale denney,  colville WA

The hunting and slaughtering of wolves has been a terrible mistake

Diane Sonntag,  Tenino WA

are you sure on the history in washington?

Gary Nielsen,  Colville WA

The Wolves are coming via the northern corridor to Idaho. Don't get too excited about a rush program to populate the state. Elk will suffer, the hunters will suffer, and in the end your coffers will suffer. VR Bob Craven

Bob Craven,  Port Orchard WA

Letting these animals return sets back wildlife management 100 years.


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.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

CRAP !!!!


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

I would like to see more representation from the tribes of the state on their understanding and management of wolves incorperated into the historic view.

David Moen,  Oregon City OR

their is a reason these animals are gone from most areas in our state,our growing population and lack of wilderness needed to substain these animals

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA



They were hunted because of there killing instincts and eradicated for there threat to kill both for sport of killing and not alyways for survival. My grandfather was a goverment and a cattlemen highered hunter to kill coyote and wolves. He said many times they kill just to kill and go on to the next kill without consomming there kill.

Tom Freeman,  Tonasket WA



Well written.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

kill every damn wolf in washington idaho and montana. its devastating the elk and deer populations already in tremendous amounts. hunters keep the populations of elk and deer at a good rate anyhow theres no need in destroy all of the deer and elk. soon there wont be any. i hate this state and its government. i hate washington state


Do not release any more wolves into this state.

Kevin Wolf,  Lacey WA

Wolves were killed of by our ancestors, who were a LOT SMARTER than the current population.

Jay Arment,  Spokane WA

They just need to leave as well as the cougars

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

It is shameful that they were slaughtered. We lost an important predator & thus have an over abundance of elk, deer, rodents, etc.

Phyllis Mee,  Port Townsend WA

growing up in the Blue Mountains we would listen to the wolves howl at night. This was in the late 1940's. I last saw a wolf in Washington on the north fork of Dry Creek, Walla Walla County in 1953 or 1954.

Jim Lamb,  Spokane WA

Wolves were present throughout the US 100 yrs ago until they were hunted more aggresively

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

because of habitat changes we can't expect this to be like 100 years ago.

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) is currently listed as endangered and protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the western two-thirds of our state. They also remain protected as an endangered animal throughout Washington under state law (RCW77.15.120). There are currently no federal or state plans to reintroduce wolves into our state. Washington's first breeding Gray Wolf pack in at least 70 years was confirmed in western Okanogan County in July 2008, and a second was confirmed in Pend Oreille County in July 2009.

elizabeth archambault,  Seattle WA

Well done.

Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

Plentiful in packs

MB ,   FL

they were here first

Gary Hemenway,  Hoquiam WA

The Canadian Grey Wolves were never native to Washington.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

Thank God for 1080.

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA