Skip to comments.Five wolves killed in Wisconsin as controversial hunt begins
Posted on 10/19/2012 5:43:48 AM PDT by SJackson
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin officials said on Wednesday that hunters killed five wolves during the first two days of the state's inaugural wolf harvest, which began this week despite opposition from animal rights groups.
The state's Department of Natural Resources said a gray wolf was trapped and killed on Tuesday in Oneida County and hunters elsewhere across the state reported four kills on Monday as the state-sanctioned effort to reduce the population began.
So far, the state has issued 638 of the 1,160 wolf-harvesting licenses it authorized for the season, which runs through February 28 or until hunters reach the quota of 201 wolves. The licenses cost $100 for state residents and $500 for hunters from outside Wisconsin.
The move to allow the hunting and trapping of the state's wolves has been opposed by some humane societies, which have filed suit challenging the use of dogs in the hunts.
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Really not all that controversial.
Shoot every last one of em, the activists and then take care of the wolves.
There is talk about a hunt in Michigan’s upper peninsula too. Naturally the idiots in Ann Arbor and K-Zoo are opposed.
In Russia you don’t need license to kill a wolf. In some states government pays hunters ~$230 for every wolf killed.
It’s sad that the animal activists don’t understand how ecology works. It is a good sign that we have enough wolves to hunt now, and historically it will take sound wildlife management — including hunting — to ensure that they aren’t taken to near extirpation again.
It is also sad that folk on the other side, the “kill ‘em all ones,” don’t realize that if we do just that we risk a major ecological disaster. Thank god for knowledgeable, responsible hunters!
“”””Shoot every last one of em, the activists and then take care of the wolves.””””””
Tell the wolves.... Save a sheep, eat an activist.
I love how these Libs call wolf hunting in rural areas “controversial.” If a wolf was running around some rich, Liberal New York City, Washington or Connecticut suburb, you can be damn sure the Libs living there would be screaming for it to be shot.
Every time I see this subject come up I think of this.
A few years ago, the Sierra Club and the United States
Forest Service (USFS) were presenting an alternative to
Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote population.
It seemed that, after years of the ranchers using the
tried and true methods of shooting and /or trapping the
predators, the tree-huggers had a “more humane” solution.
What they proposed was for the animals to be captured
alive, the males castrated, then let loose again ... and
the population would be controlled. This was ACTUALLY
proposed to the Wyoming Wool and Sheep Grower’s association
by Sierra Club and USFS.
Well, all the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for
a couple of minutes.
Finally, an old boy in the back stood up, kicked his hat
back and said, “Son, I don’t think you understand the problem. These coyotes
ain’t fxxxin’ our sheep - they’re eatin’ them!”
Killing wolves is a GOOD thing. If they’re going to allow wolves to roam around the country side, the wolves need to be scared poopless of human beings so that they will avoid peoople, dwellings, and, hopefully, pets and livestock.
They should do this for coyotes! Those things are everywhere! I had one run up onto my driveway while I was mowing. Filthy buggers!
It’s only controversial because the animal rights lackeys are up in arms about it.
Ballot proposal: Mandatory
concealed carry in the northern woods.
Please explain what “ major ecological disaster” would happen?
I am drawing a blank trying to think of anything that would be a negative if they were gone from my state of MI.
Would livestock overpopulate the UP?
Would there be so many deer that the 750,000 MI deer hunters couldn't control them?
Would there be too many hunting dogs that cost thousands of $$ in the state?
There is a open season on coyotes in Wis and most states.
The question should be why didn’t do your part by killing the one running up your drive way.
If those animal rights activists just looked at the national statistics on missing pets, and compared them to the growth and expansion of wolf and coyote populations/ranges, they would see a direct correlation.
So which animals gets protected?
Can’t we all just get along?
In WI, with the exception of gun deer season, coyotes can be hunted day and night year round. No license needed on your own land
Man took the place of large canivores many many years ago, the only reason they exist now is because we allow it. I disallow every coyote I see and would do the same with a wolf.
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