Holding a trophy hunt on an endangered species just off the list must never be tolerated 

Urgent: Wolves need your help…

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

Wolves need your help…

It wasn’t that long ago when Richard Thiel spent every weekend snowshoeing along the Wisconsin Minnesota border in Douglas county searching for established wolf packs.  When he found established wolf packs in Wisconsin the Department of Natural Resources had to give him an office.  That’s when Wisconsin’s wild wolf recovery program began in the late 1970s.

Congress’s Fiscal Year 18 spending bill has provisions that will remove ESA protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes.

When I began tracking wolves in Douglas County Wisconsin there were 66 wolf packs (the year 2000). I could of never imagined that eleven years later wolves would be designated a game animal to be hunted as a prized trophy animal.  It did happen on December 28, 2011 “Gray Wolves Delisted in Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment” by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Shortly after wolves were delisted…

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3 thoughts on “Holding a trophy hunt on an endangered species just off the list must never be tolerated 

  1. I am against hunting/ harvesting of wolves for any reason, other than extreme safety situations. This hunt is unwarranted and unnecessary and detrimental to the entire ecosystem.

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  2. There are humane, cost effective, proven ways of managing our wildlife. This is unnecessary and unacceptable! This is just plain wrong on every level!

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