Wolf Relocation Bill Passes House

The Washington State House passed a bill yesterday that would include relocation as part of the wolf conservation and management plan used in the state. The bill was sponsored by Joel Kretz of Wauconda who said, “If there isn’t the political will to follow the federal government’s lead to de-list the wolves in my legislative district, than maybe we can export a few to help even things a bit.” The bill directs the Department of Fish and Wildlife to use the best available science to determine potential translocation sites and stresses expediency. Kretz says the wolves need to be spread so that it can speed up recovery goals.

3 Comments on "Wolf Relocation Bill Passes House"

  1. Why not let wolves find their own homes? They have done that for thousands of years. It’s when government gets involved that the problems start.

  2. The Snoqualmie Valley, Snohomish Valley, Puyallup Valley, Whidbey Island, Bainbridge Island. Mt Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and anywhere else in King and Snohomish Counties are a few places to start..

  3. I have seen the devastation to wildlife first hand by wolves in British Columbia. Twenty years ago there was an abundance of moose, deer, elk, caribou and black bears in the Revelstoke, B.C. area. Today you are lucky if you see any moose at all and the caribou are also none existent. Even the black bears are now a vanishing species in the area. Wolves are seen regularly. In speaking to a resident of Revelstoke he said that he saw a pack of wolves chase a young bull moose into Lake Revelstoke in the Downey Creek area. One pack was waiting on the far shore for the bull to reach the shore line. Upon reaching the shore, the wolves tore into the bull and were eating on him as he died. They then left the bull after he was dead and moved on, leaving a large percentage of the carcass on the shore. These wolves are killing machines. They will eliminate any and all of the deer, elk, etc. that they can. And when the wildlife is gone, they will resort to domestic livestock. It is a mistake to bring more wolves into Washington, or any state as far as that goes. Ask the people who live in the areas where they are coming from. Ask the Alaskan people. Ask the folks in Idaho, or Wyoming. Ask the hunters who are in the woods looking for game in British Columbia. Please be honest about the kinds of wolves you are introducing into our state. Future generations will suffer the devastation wolves will leave in their wake.

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