Skip to comments.Wisconsin in new era for wolves
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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I suspect this will be a big nothing. Other than for livestock and pet owners who can now protect their property.
They’re talking about limited wolf hunts in Michigan’s UP now as well.
If they bother you, shoot, shovel and shut-up!
They killed off the wolves for a reaso, now they have to do it again.
Re-introducing them was a dumb move.
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“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.
and when elk/deer/cattle/bison are gone they will eat right up the food chain.
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Already happening. The cougars are also having to find alternative food sources. Pets are targets.
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!
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, Neesons character threatens one of the animals by brandishing two fistfuls of broken miniature liquor bottles at it
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.
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