NORM DICK'S LEGACY
REINTRODUCE PACKS OF WOLVES TO THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA
Re-introducing “trans located” wolves?
(wolves NOT native to
the area), or even native packs "timber wolves" for that
matter, on the Olympic
Peninsula is the biggest mistake, that could possibly be made in
the Washington State. Norm Dick needs his head examined
right along with Washington Dept. Of Fish and
Wildlife. Wolves are a wasteful
aggressive predator. If allowed to reach (which they eventually
will) the Quinault forested lands, they will stalk our very narrow
valleys elk population right into extinction. It will then become
a grave danger to the human population who have occupied
valley and cared for it. The elk have lived in harmony with the
residents here , our meadow lands serving as natural grazing
grounds necessary for their survival. To reintroduce this deadly
predator only to be hunted and killed. It’s no different
then premeditated murder. What’s the point? STOP this
absurd plan in it’s tracks! A park is no place for a high
risk breeding predator.
Bill Pickell Shared some
Wolves are being planted everywhere across the country.
Some studies say 30 wolves in 8 years produce a MINIMUM of 210.
This is the figure the WDFW uses—Some landowners who have been
directly affected by wolves and have witnessed the impact on
wildlife, predict higher
According to the WDFW it is 10.55 elk per
wolf killed annually, however, the NRM
science shows between 11-30 elk
kills annually per wolf.
could very well be under estimating. The population could increase to
400 or more in Washington alone.
"Why would anyone in their right mind want to
inflict this on our elk population?" Save the Spotted Owl and
off the Elk? Norm Dicks Grand Plan.
obviously watched to many westerns when he was a kid
and still fantasizes about
living in the "Wild Wild West."
10.55 elk per year per wolf = 2215.5 elk
30 elk per wolf per year = 6300 elk
Ether way it’s trouble, death and disaster.
"Time for congress to remove the pencils from their ears,
quit playing games on their computers and do some real research for
The Cost = Our Tab.
Example: In 1996 when wolves were introduced in the Northern
Rocky Mountain region, the feds assumed the
cost would be $12
million over the 30 year
period for management. 15 years later, the cost had exceeded $40,200,000. As of the current
Fiscal Year, 2011, the NRM estimate for management is now $4.7 million.
WA State has budgeted
only $55,000 annually for
wolf/livestock control and $192,000 for management, monitoring, wolf
distribution, etc. A grim assessment and very misleading.
There is a 3 year waiting period before action could be
taken in the event of overpopulation (which is almost guaranteed) of
wolves, is too long. 15 pairs in an area surrounded by private
land and existing communities, is unheard of. Olympic Peninsula is NOT
suitable habitat for wolves.
Washington’s wolves and the number of documented wolf
packs have more than doubled during
the last year alone.
Washington wolves are quickly expanding into Washington
territories which they have not
occupied for many decades.
Washington’s wolves have been de listed by the USFWS.
Judge Donald Malloy recently upheld the de listing of wolves in
eastern 1/3 of Washington.
wolves by *definition of the law, congressional action, and
judicial action, are
Endangered, Threatened, or Sensitive.
Wolf overpopulation in Yellowstone, Bitterroot, and the Lolo
regions have caused devastating affects on diminishing wildlife.
The wolf plan sets Washington up for wolf overpopulation, an
unknown number of additional breeding pairs will likely result during
this 3 year waiting period which defeats the intent of establishing the
wolf plan. It is important to ACT NOW to ELIMINATE the 3 year
Government officials and let them know how you stand on this
issue. How much are you willing to pay for these predators to
stalk our recreational trails and hunting areas?
It is also important to address the removal of thousands of
wolves to protect the last 40
woodland caribou in the entire lower 48 states.
WDFW cannot adequately monitor and manage our bear and
cougar numbers to minimize impacts. The wolf plan should detail how
WDFW will monitor and control wolf numbers to protect prey base;
livestock, pets, and humans.
“Our children should be safe when waiting for the
school busses in the dark hours of the early morning and they should be
protected when playing in our yards at all times. This will also
endanger livestock (we greatly depend on) and family pets, which
this proposal prohibits us to protect during attack. This is a
preposterous and ignorant plan. Men
sitting in offices, making decisions they know nothing about”.
OCTOBER 26, 2011
ENDANGERED SPECIES Updated
New List of Canidates - PDF
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife Wolf Update
RELEASE June 29, 2012
Wolves In Yellowstone Great
Letter from John
Richmond - to the wildlife commissioners with
information you will want to have.
and Parasites Pearl Rains Hewett