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Wisconsin Sportsmen Want to Hunt Wolves : La Crosse Tribune

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Outdoor enthusiasts at Wisconsin's annual statewide conservation hearings voted to allow hunting wolves now that they have been re-established in the state. And they like the idea in a big way. Hunters, anglers and others who attended the Conservation

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Jacolin S (261)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 8:57 pm
Please go to the website and place a comment on the LaCrosse Tribune.
Thanks you to everyone!

~~ Justme

Steve Dale (551)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 9:36 pm
Only Inhumans hunt animals.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 10:22 pm
Stupid, Stupid, Stupid...You try to revive such an awesome animal back to natural origins protect it then decide to open it up to hunts? Damn everyone who kills one and I hope they come back to haunt you forever in your dreams. Stupid. Duley noted.

Gorilly Girl IS back...Big Gorilly Hugs....

Michael M (60)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 11:52 pm
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You have a lot of shooters in WI, and many from Illinois go there.
Few public lands of any size.
Nice to see that 138 packs are established.

Meat for comment, should anyone get on:
Wolf populations tend to stabilize. Nonlethal methods have worked to diminish livestock predation. See, understand, promote groups and methods such as Keystone Conservation of Bozeman MT

When I was a child, I was taught to hunt, not so very far from LaCrosse. As you'll read in the article, deer hunting often involves bait (delectable foods in one place so the deer will go there, so obese and sedentary "outdoorsmen" can lay in wait in comfort, with beer, etc. Just like waiting at the supermarket for fresh food to be stocked.
Expect the "sportsmen" to use and lobby for similar methods.
There is no great open land south of St. Louis County in MN, and WI is pretty suburban looking as of 2 years ago when I was lastin the Northern part.
Wolves (including the one here, who chose to wlk with me) test - they do short runs at deer, etc. and only pursue with vigor those animals that have serious problems: intractable pain and age, or injury. They can be made to avoid domestics (although they would probably like to bond with your cook), live trapping (So why didn't Chicago cops do this to kitty in town?) and transport.
But what anyone who cares is up against, is "sport hunting." The artificial testosterone generation must do something I cannot undersstand, as I hunted as that child, and could not see any reason to take a life without real hunger.
Highly educated power-seekers, and uneducated whites seem to have a corner on this aberration. It is possible they believe they gain power, mana, from an animal whose full intelligence we do not yet understand. (this one accomodates any sickness or injury I have shown, and is solicitous. He has a powerful memory for huge tracts of land and all things living on it, with mental maps of how to get to what he wants and remembers over periods of a week or more in the case of a kill, from upwind, through practically impassable and new more direct ways. He even exhibits disgust by wrinkling his nose WITHOUT showing teeth, at bitter medecine, has a repertoire of gestures and facial expressions which have clear distinct meanings. They are as obligate social a species as we, and they do never enjoy being alone, preferring to seek even to be the last among unequals. Better than us, they form exclusively nurturing coalitions, never really rallying allies against a mean alpha although they will challenge when that one is acting abusively toward a brother or sister. When doing this challenge they will both attack the abuser and signal that it is ONLY to protect and not to challenge for position.
We, on the other hand, are cruel, violent, vengeful. They will run away, even go solo, the most traumatic life imaginable for them, when mistreated, but will not betray as is the hallmark of our species.

Lewis and Clark noted that wolves accepted them and traveled with them across the plains, but having guns and exacting death penalty for nighttime chewing of their leather, So it began.
Those who trapped (my grandfather trapped)saw them using their language clearly, hopefully when caught by the one who then shot him/her.

The wolf was born millions of years past, before us, here on this continent. He lived in harmony, taking only the unfit and in pain and the excess that all species make to ensure continuance.

He has much to teach each of us about life, and even in his fierce eagerness, is far kinder than we know how to be.

He treats ALL the children of his kind well, whether they are his or not.

I have seen him tenderly comfort the small deer of summer, licking the fawn as he licks his mate, his friends, or me, or his pup, before the necessary taking, the making of balance.

We have done wrong in distorting his kind to make dwarfish, grotesque, incomplete pets, merely because his kind once trusted ours as brother beings, and worked together in balance.
We have shrunk their and our own capacities and have made ourselves fear more, because of our own fall.
With our capacity for fear comes our special capacity for hate, and we have sometimes warped his descendants into an image of ourselves. Yet each dog retains some of what wolf is, however fragmented. Look for that, if you share life with one of these, and find what you can.

The wolf is more.

This is his land. Our kind are visitors, whether for thousands or hundreds of years. If we cannot respect wolf teaching and let wolf do the balancing for which he is made, in this land his home, our kind must learn to, or ourselves disappear.

Unlike what we are become, wherever his home is without him, wherever in his home he is feared or hated or diminished into something less, the earth is impoverished.
And we are impoverished beyond our understanding.

Jacolin S (261)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 12:31 am
It's great to see you again Gorilly!! hug-hug-squeeeze!
~~ Justme

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 1:32 am
Like I didn't know that was coming. Your tax dollars spent so these idiots could add a wolf to their walls of death:(


Marcy M (97)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 10:30 pm
Sadly noted...

Carol L (190)
Thursday April 17, 2008, 10:16 am
Well said, Michael. Thanks, Jacolin. To the hunters in Wisconsin. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

Marian E (152)
Friday April 18, 2008, 2:09 am

Why do so many want to shoot a wolf?

Thank you Jacolin.
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