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Washington State cancels wolf meetings

Washington State cancels wolf meeting

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has canceled all future wolf-related meetings due to the possibility of violence. The cancellations were announced during a Wolf Advisory Group meeting in Spokane last week after WDFW officials discovered several Facebook posts “threatening violence,” the Peninsula Daily News reports.

WDFW initially scheduled the meetings to gather public input regarding the state’s long-term wolf management plan. As goHUNT has previously reported, wolves have started to make a comeback across Washington WDFW has confirmed 27 packs of at least two wolves and 15 breeding pairs within the state. Though this is great news for some, others are opposed to their reappearance—particularly ranchers and livestock producers who have had multiple conflicts with the animals since 2008, according to the Peninsula Daily News.

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The current plan, which was established in 2011, focused on wolf recovery “while wolves are considered threatened or endangered.” The new plan will concentrate on conserving and managing “wolves after their recovery,” according to the Peninsula Daily News.

While WDFW is still gathering comments until Nov. 1, the agency has decided to gather them online at tinyurl.com/PDN-wolfplan

Officials also plan to host a webinar for those interested in learning more, but a date and time have not yet been determined. 

Stay tuned to goHUNT for further information.

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Sam S. - posted 2 days ago on 09-16-2019 08:20:51 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

It’s a sad day when people resort to threatening state officials that are much more intelligent than they are with violence to push their silly and foolish agendas.

Ben_4
Bendrix B. - posted 4 days ago on 09-15-2019 06:28:35 am
Rochester, MA
goHUNT INSIDER

Interesting how the eco-activists and all of their ilk in other arenas resort to threats and actual violence at the first suggestion they won’t get their way. You can thank the post-modernist invasion of public eduction for raising children who think they can have whatever they want by throwing a tantrum, and lashing out. Marshal is correct, its all the same philosophy at work and the only rational response is objective law and enforcement of individual rights, like the right to speak freely without fear of physical harm. OH! That sounds like the values America was founded to provide and protect...

Ed F. - posted 5 days ago on 09-14-2019 04:04:07 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Anti’s screw everything up because they cry the loudest and know the least!

Marshall L. - posted 1 week ago on 09-10-2019 04:18:43 pm
Grand Junction, CO
goHUNT INSIDER

I was NOT saying it was antifa. Forgot to add that NOT in the last statement. Excuse me.

Marshall L. - posted 1 week ago on 09-10-2019 04:17:06 pm
Grand Junction, CO
goHUNT INSIDER

I’m saying it was antifa Michael. That’s why I used the word “like.” Shit human beings “like” them use the threat of violence to stop proper adult dialogue.

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Michael G. - posted 1 week ago on 09-10-2019 03:13:05 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

It's not obvious from the above article who exactly is making these threats. Unless Marshall L has additional information I think we're making a baseless assumption.

TAYLOR M. - posted 1 week ago on 09-10-2019 09:48:03 am
Boise, ID
goHUNT INSIDER

Well said Marshall.

Marshall L. - posted 1 week ago on 09-10-2019 09:10:29 am
Grand Junction, CO
goHUNT INSIDER

Just like the antifa thugs, these online threats will be their way of taking position. If you get threatened with violence, stand your ground and take legal action. If you can point out who they are, publicly shame them. Sitting back and bending a knee will only make them more powerful.