THE WOLVES ARE FREE TO ROAM & Illegal to Hunt AS OF 2014- Protected Great Lakes Status!
Wolf Cry - October 2012
The wolf hunting and trapping season runs October 15 to February 28, 2013 (January & February being their mating season) Have you heard how difficult it was going to be for hunters to find or even ‘kill’ a wolf ? Well apparently when you can bait a hungry animal, it’s not so difficult. Four wolves were killed with shotguns within the first day. Now to date –within a week-29 wolves have been ‘harvested’ (as described by the DNR- as if they are a crop like tomatoes) - Ten wolves from ‘zone 1’ which includes Bayfield County. ….
Once on the endangered species list, now a profitable biz. Do the math. Ten dollars a ticket to join the WI Wolf Hunt raffle- 23,000 applications = $230,000 worth of raffle tickets sold. Win the raffle get a license for $100 (if a resident of WI) $500 if not a resident. Licenses sold 7, 286 (7,150 Residents licensed =$715,000) with 136 to non-residents=$68,000. Total to ‘Harvest’ (Hunt Kill Slaughter Disrupt Mame) Wolves: $783,000. Grand Total to Hunt Wolves in WI $1,013,000.
Trusting Legislators to ‘manage’ and care for wildlife or the land is like sending Little Red Riding Hood to the candy shop with a million dollars.Enough said for now…
Update: January 2013
Here is the latest from the 'official' stewards of wildlife-
"Judge rules on hunting wolves with dogs
01/08/2013 Statement from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp on Judge Peter Anderson’s ruling on the use of dogs for wolf hunting News Release Published: January 4, 2013 by the Central Office
Contact(s): Bill Cosh, DNR, (608) 267-2773; Dana Brueck, DOJ, (608) 266-1221 email: William.Cosh@wisconsin.gov
We are pleased that Judge Anderson removed the injunction that banned the use of dogs for hunting wolves. However, we are disappointed with Judge Anderson’s decision to prohibit training of dogs to hunt wolves.We will continue to seek input from the public and from stakeholders – including tribes – as we continue to develop permanent rules on the wolf season, and the use of dogs for both training and hunting of wolves."