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If we are spending 5 dollars on the wolf prodject we are spending to much on it. What a waiste.

Rick ,  Centralia WA

Predator Friendly ecosystem management should be implemented starting now, in the Eastern and Northeast Cascade regions, and full compliance by affected livestock producers in place before this recovery plan is implemented in the Southern Cascades and Northwest Coast regions. There should be lots of time to make that happen, before the translocation efforts begin.

J Pete Schroeder,  Sequim WA

Huge expense to this program in our already cash strapped state. Limit wolf population.

Kirk Alexander,  Seattle WA

Take to the voters. Everyone that wants wolves can flip the bill for their management. This will be the true test as to who really want them roming Washingtons forests.

Johnny Rebel,  East Wenatchee WA

I imagine private funds will be critical.

Sean V Owen,  Seattle WA

See Alt. 1A as presented by the Washington Cattlemen's Association. The quicker we delist the better. Wolves at these levels (1A) will be sustainable.


it always costs more than we expect.

Art Swannack,  Lamont 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

We should not have to pay a dime for them, we the bill payers (hunters) don't want them and certainly don't want to pay for them.

Ty Brown,  Naches WA

ridiculous to waste money

dale denney,  colville WA

What is wrong with picture ?? We are taxed to death now, And we are going through this expensive project, are we totally NUTS!!

Gerald W Guhlke,  Reardan WA

The costs are prohibitive to a state facing a 2 billion dollar deficit.

Jerry Doyle,  Port Angeles WA

We have better things to spend out taxes on that wolfs.


Do not waste the tax payers money.

Thomas E Ring,  Spokane WA

The wolf needs to be delisted as soon as possible, and a good management plan should be implemented now.

Jess Kayser,  Centerville WA

Costs???????? Our state is broke! How the hell do you intend to pay for this?

Keith Olson,  Quinault WA

waste of time & money

Duane Bernard,  Rainier OR

I am curious as to where the funding will come from, and for the continued years ahead. I can imagine that the cost for documenting the 15 pairs in the preferred alternative will be incredable.

Gary Nielsen,  Colville WA

Total control of Wolves must be implemented as soon as possible. Statewide, open season year round with no bag limit.

Daniel Haydon,  Creston WA

The cost is to much.


not worth it

AnonymousSequim WA

BS, unnecessary. We cannot afford the costs. The wolves are returning on their own. Be patient and let it happen.

Wayne Vinyard,  Glenwood WA

minimize costs as much as possible there are many more worthwhile programs to spend the money on than wolves

James Schleusner,  Glenwood WA

If you will hire me today, then lets get this thing going today....


Please be good stewards of the tax payers money. Be responsible and do not waste it to sacrifice wildlife.

Don Reeves,  wenatchee WA

If this passes then let those who want this, pay the bills that will that occur not the taxpayer or the sportsmen license funds.

Dennis E Beeks,  Dallesport WA

I do not feel that any of the cost should come from sportsmen. We do not suport this.

John Evans,  Longview WA

Fish and Wildlife should reduce the cost of hunting licenses and tags where the quality of the hunting is reduced due to wolves.

Corey Watson,  Auburn WA

Use the money where it can be of some use to outdoorsman.

Robert E Daharsh,  Woodinville WA

To pay for damage when WDFW always crys that they have no money seems way to expensive to have happen. No more wolves.

John Eaton,  Ellensburg WA

Again, where is the money coming from? altn.#4 would be the most cost effective

bruce oergel,  ellensburg WA

I fear the "unknowns" of this program will be very detrimental to the ever-shrinking WDFW budget.

Darren Manlow,  South Bend WA

implementation will probably mean you will want more "biologists" to manage and fill an office which will amount to millions and the State can't balance the budget now. Cost alone at this time would or should be prohibative. However I believe you already have a schedule and cosst worked out and you plan to implement in any case and the comment period is only a formality. That is the way government works. I have seen it too many times in the past and don't believe there is any change in the way government does things.

Wayne L Rowett,  Kennewick WA

Don't spend a penny except on bullets to kill them off.

Tim Morris,  South Bend WA



The plan to manage wolves should be implemented asap to avoide more unecessary cost and issues and using the hunting tool will help with the managment cost.

Charles Oueis,  Spokane WA

I support using state dollars to fund the implementation of the draft plan for Wolf Conservation and Management. My concerns have been noted in previous comments.

Ryan Alexander Sparks,  Pullman WA

Do not release any more wolves into this state.

Kevin Wolf,  Lacey WA

It's a waste of money and scheduling.

Raymond Borbon,  Kirkland WA

Costs way out-weigh any BENEFIT to the people and wildlife of Washington. This is a waste of tax-payer money.

Jay Arment,  Spokane WA

Where is the money coming from and who is going to continue to support these killers

Joe Headley,  Yakima WA

cost would be too much for all but Alt 4

Kenneth Nilson,  Silverdale WA

Let's not get bogged down in an overly complex plan with consensus building that is excessive. Make a decision and move forward

Jack Hirsch,  bellevue WA

Just a sugestion, by opening some sort of hunting season, some day... You could charge for tags. But at any rate the wolves ARE here and we do need to adress the fact.

Rick Turvey,  Yakima WA

With the gray wolf reintroducing itself into the State of Washington many of these costs related to the management of wolves can not be stopped. With todays ecconomic climate the number of on the ground Game Agents, etc. will likely not be increased. This is a financial and so political reality. It is not a perfect world.

Ed Wilson,  Enumclaw WA


Harold Juergens,  Paterson WA


Lois Neuman,  Vancouver WA

All money is God's, does it matter how much it cost, as He would provide.

MB ,   FL

Volunteers would be a great help.

Ka'imiloa ,  Battle Ground WA

use stimulus money!


whatever it takes! I would pay to support their existence here in WA


$100K for a wolf specialist?? I assume that includes benefits, transportation costs, etc.


No Monies Should be spent to further this insanity of allowing Non-Native canadian wolves to Exist in our Bueatiful State.

Larry Hill,  Brush Prairie WA

The State should get out of this business. Taxpayers can not afford the costs of 'wildlife management' with so many other pressing higher priorities. This is not the role of government to be involved with.

Teresa Fox,  Bremerton WA

Factor in the time of lawsuits.

Darcy Mitchem,  Toutle Wa WA

No cost. No Wolves!

Larry Zalaznik,  Walla Walla WA

Nothing is free that is worthwhile.

Thomas F McLaughlin,  Spokane WA