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Wisconsin : DNR Planning to Increase Wolf Kill Count

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This is the ONLY STATE HAVING A (LEGAL?) DOG-FIGHT to Slaughter wolves! The DNR is attempting to reduce the wolf population toward the goal of 350 animals as established in the 1999 wolf management plan

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Roxie H (350)
Monday June 24, 2013, 6:11 am
NOTE : Please notice that NONE of the media is putting in the FACT that this is a DOG-FIGHT WOLF SLAUGHTER starting in Oct. 15th! Maybe because it is against Federal and State LAW to have dog fighting??

The Department of Natural Resources will seek a harvest quota of 275 wolves for the 2013-'14 Wisconsin wolf hunting and trapping season, according to an agency statement released Tuesday.

The plan, formulated May 23 by the state's wolf advisory committee, has received support in recent weeks by the DNR's wildlife policy team and agency executives.

It will be reviewed for approval or modification next Wednesday in Wausau by the Natural Resources Board.

The proposed quota represents a 37% increase from the level of 201 set last year in the state's first regulated wolf harvest. Non-tribal hunters and trappers killed 117 wolves in Wisconsin last year, filling their portion of the quota. Members of the Chippewa tribes elected not to fill any of the 85 tags alloted them .

If the board approves the proposed quota of 275, the tribes would be alloted 115 kill tags, according to the DNR.

If the tribes again choose to not use their tags, the wolf harvest would be a maximum of 160 animals.

As it did last year, the agency intends to sell 10 times as many licenses as the quota.

According to DNR estimates, Wisconsin had 809 to 834 wolves in 214 packs last winter, compared to 815 to 880 in 213 packs in 2012. The estimates are conducted in winter when the animals are easiest to count and at the low point in their annual population cycle.

If the harvest quota of 275 wolves were reached this year, the state's wolf population would decline 13%, according to estimates from a model devised by the University of Wisconsin. No estimate was available if only the non-tribal quota of 160 wolves were killed.

The DNR is attempting to reduce the wolf population toward the goal of 350 animals as established in the 1999 wolf management plan.

Wolves in the western Great Lakes were removed from protections of the federal Endangered Species Act and returned to state management in January 2012. Wisconsin and Minnesota held wolf hunting and trapping seasons last year. Michigan officials are organizing for that state's first wolf hunt.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:03 pm
Noted , thanks

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:23 am
Before they can lift a gun, I pray God strikes them dead along with their families and all those who partake in this despicable and heinous crime against our precious wolves. My blood pressure just rises, as does my seething hatred and I swear if I could get these wicked sobs in my sights they would wish they were never born.


Lynn D (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:32 am
Thanks for info --- DNR needs to listen to people before making all their not so smart decisions!

Lisa W (143)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:46 am
I pray for our beautiful wolves to be protected and will sign every petition I can for them. Ty Roxie!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:07 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:32 am
noted 25/6,thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:33 am
Why to do so?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:47 am
How can they call killing beautiful animals a harvest, disgusting! Do not delist the Wolves.

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:33 am
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