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Wisconsin in new era for wolves
Journal Sentinal ^ | 130-12

Posted on 01/30/2012 5:38:35 PM PST by SJackson

When viewed from most perspectives Friday, the gray wolf in Wisconsin was unchanged: A native predator that inspired respect, fear, awe and even hatred among humans.

But Jan. 27 also marked a significant transition for the wolf. No longer listed as protected by the federal Endangered Species Act, the wolf returned to state management.

And in a new development in the modern annals of Wisconsin wildlife management, a bill was introduced Friday that would allow wolf hunting and trapping.

The delisting was welcomed by state wildlife managers.

"We've been looking forward to this day," said Adrian Wydeven, wolf ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "It's going to provide relief to a good number of farmers and landowners in the state."

The delisting was the culmination of the latest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review of the wolf's status in the western Great Lakes region.

Based on what it considered a healthy, recovered population of wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the service published a delisting rule Dec. 28 in the Federal Register; the 30-day public notice elapsed Friday, allowing state management plans to take effect.

Although lawsuits have twice prevented the state from conducting wolf management, Wydeven said Friday he was aware of no legal action that stood in the way of Wisconsin implementing its federally approved plan.

"It represents an achievement in recovering a population," Wydeven said of the delisting. "It says that the species is healthy, that they no longer need this endangered status and that it can be managed just like other wildlife species."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: wolves

1 posted on 01/30/2012 5:38:38 PM PST by SJackson
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

I suspect this will be a big nothing. Other than for livestock and pet owners who can now protect their property.

2 posted on 01/30/2012 5:39:57 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson
Now they can sell wolf tickets to hunters.
3 posted on 01/30/2012 5:45:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SJackson

They’re talking about limited wolf hunts in Michigan’s UP now as well.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 5:51:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SJackson

Two 1800 lb cows and one black bear. http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D2KMvNdOY-ro&sa=X&ei=wUQnT46tNPGrsAL_8bCxAg&ved=0CCEQuAIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHrME4eh7jOFJf1eKCwafdCrNhRxA


5 posted on 01/30/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: org.whodat

If they bother you, shoot, shovel and shut-up!


6 posted on 01/30/2012 6:04:40 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: SJackson

They killed off the wolves for a reaso, now they have to do it again.

Re-introducing them was a dumb move.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 6:05:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SJackson

Please add me to this ping list. Thanks.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 6:14:45 PM PST by randita
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To: Venturer

“Re-introducing them was a dumb move.”

But Leftists love predators like wolves, pedophiles, thugs, criminals, tyrants, dictators, rapists, murderers, terrorists, Muzzies, thieves, et al.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 6:14:45 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Venturer
It was a BIG mistake for Idaho. The deer, elk and moose have been devastated.
10 posted on 01/30/2012 6:27:26 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

and when elk/deer/cattle/bison are gone they will eat right up the food chain.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 6:42:40 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: SJackson; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wiscoonsin Grey Wolf Ping

If you want to be on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list just FReep Mail me.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 7:02:56 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: RitchieAprile
and when elk/deer/cattle/bison are gone they will eat right up the food chain.

Already happening. The cougars are also having to find alternative food sources. Pets are targets.

13 posted on 01/30/2012 7:12:19 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Right On! OMG, Where there was great hunting 5-6 years ago now there are no deer, elk and few moose! You can buy a Wolf tag for $11 and if a non-res the cost is $31.
SSS is still free! :>)
The USF&G SUCKS!


14 posted on 01/30/2012 7:15:24 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: SJackson
How to fight off a pack of hungry wolves

Snip: In the new Liam Neeson movie The Grey, a group of oil rig workers must defend themselves from a pack of vicious wolves after their plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scene from the trailer, Neeson’s character threatens one of the animals by brandishing two fistfuls of broken miniature liquor bottles at it……

15 posted on 01/30/2012 8:01:34 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: TaMoDee

I have my 30-06 scoped and sighted for wolf season. Too bad the rifle is at home in Idaho and I’m earning a pay check in San Diego.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 10:25:06 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: SJackson

bump for later


17 posted on 01/31/2012 9:27:52 AM PST by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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