The Wisconsin Black Bear population is managed for economic gain through hunting.

Black bear cub at a bait site. Credit Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. But what’s the toll on the species’ natural history? Black bears in Wisconsin are being conditioned to search out human foods placed at bear baiting stations starting as early as April, and it’s influencing the black bear’s natural history and its’ habitat. … Continue reading The Wisconsin Black Bear population is managed for economic gain through hunting.

Why do State and federal officials turn a blind-eye to violations of Endangered Species Act regulations?

What happens when hunters in pursuit of bear in Wisconsin repeatedly degrade gray wolf habitat in violation of ESA regulations section 9. If the definition of harm includes significant habitat modification or degradation that significantly impairs essential behavioral patterns, such as pup rearing, then gray wolves are at risk by the actions of hunters baiting … Continue reading Why do State and federal officials turn a blind-eye to violations of Endangered Species Act regulations?

Action Alert: Contact Wisconsin’s DNR Bear Advisory Committee Concerning the Baiting of Black Bears…

...The Following research concerning the baiting of black bears: Consumption of intentional food subsidies by a hunted carnivore revealed some very startling results.  Researchers  found that; humans are influencing the ecosystem not only through top-down forces via hunting, but also through bottom-up forces by subsidizing the food base.  In July 2017 I wrote about the new Bear baiting … Continue reading Action Alert: Contact Wisconsin’s DNR Bear Advisory Committee Concerning the Baiting of Black Bears…

Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf Needs Your Help…

Every summer hunters running dogs on Black Bear in the north woods come into conflict with Gray wolves. Gray wolves keep their three month old pups at rendezvous sites while they go hunting. Conflicts arise when bear hunters run their dogs through rendezvous sites because gray wolves are forced to defend vulnerable pups from free … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf Needs Your Help…

In Wisconsin the Black Bear’s Natural Habitat is Under Threat Through Subsidizing Their Food Source for Hunting

Today, black bears in Wisconsin are being conditioned to search out human foods placed at bear baiting stations. This is influencing the black bears natural habitat. Researchers found that; humans are influencing the ecosystem not only through top-down forces via hunting, but also through bottom-up forces by subsidizing the food base. Black bears are omnivorous … Continue reading In Wisconsin the Black Bear’s Natural Habitat is Under Threat Through Subsidizing Their Food Source for Hunting