Who’s really to blame for the conflict between bear hunters and wolves in Wisconsin’s north woods? 

Why the name "Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin?"During Wisconsin's wolf recovery years I helped monitor wolves as a volunteer winter wolf carnivore tracker in Douglas County Wisconsin. I've been helping with wolf recovery since 1998. I've witnessed the conflict between bear hunters and wolves while radio trapping wolves in the Chequamegon national forest. They've hated … Continue reading Who’s really to blame for the conflict between bear hunters and wolves in Wisconsin’s north woods? 

One Minnesota bear hunting party, five hounds, at a reimbursement cost of $12,500.00

That's just a tiny fraction of the cost Wisconsin pays for the sport of running dogs on bear. Let's not forget the costs for wildlife; the bear cubs separated from their mothers, foraging black bears are kept on the move, and how about the White-tailed deer forced to protect her fawn from packs of free … Continue reading One Minnesota bear hunting party, five hounds, at a reimbursement cost of $12,500.00

Wisconsin’s citizens want to resolve the “decades-old” conflict between bear hounders and wolves through the legislative process 

Many animals are harmed (through suffering and killing) to serve human interests and values without due consideration of other animals’ interests and intrinsic value.  ~Compassionate Conservation  Wisconsin can no longer afford to go back, back to the old way of thinking;  the killing of wildlife in order to conserve them. For example; Wisconsin spent decades … Continue reading Wisconsin’s citizens want to resolve the “decades-old” conflict between bear hounders and wolves through the legislative process 

It’s all carefully crafted propaganda to make the wolf look bad.

As with any cause, a biased or misleading view can be used to promote, to publicize a particular political cause or point of view.  Here we have several anti-wolf politicians making claims to distort the public' veiw of wolves; wolves are decimating the White-tailed deer herds, attacking livestock and killing hunting dogs.  Let's set the … Continue reading It’s all carefully crafted propaganda to make the wolf look bad.

Opinion editorial: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate

By Adrian Wydeven  As often is the case with ecological issues, simple answers or solutions are often inadequate or incorrect.  Everyone likes a good mystery, especially one where an unlikely candidate is revealed as the culprit. This “Ah ha!” moment is a staple of the genre and most of us can remember the satisfaction of … Continue reading Opinion editorial: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate

Spike in wolf depredation is a result of the class B bear license being eliminated…

Former DNR biologists Adrian Wydeven says the wolf population wasn’t all that different in 2012 when only 7 were reportedly killed by wolves.  He believes the spike in wolf depredation is a result of the class B bear license being eliminated. Wydeven there are likely a larger number of dogs out hunting and tracking bears … Continue reading Spike in wolf depredation is a result of the class B bear license being eliminated…

Letter to the Editor: Job interview questions for Tom Tiffany 

By Lisa MaKarral September 27, 2016 To the editor: 1. Mr. Tiffany, you received $75,000 from Gogebic Taconite to push their mining bill through, gutting Wisconsin's long- held environmental laws and regulations. Have you ever met a pristine wilderness or ecosystem that you didn't want to strip mine or frack, a tree you didn't want … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Job interview questions for Tom Tiffany 

WODCW Op Ed: Bear hunting with hounds is “risky behavior’ 

In a Wisconsin State Journal, Guest Column, Carl Schoettel, of Neosho, president of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, stated his opinion entitled;  Bear hunting with hounds isn't risky behavior Schoettel was responding to a Wisconsin State Journal Editorial written on September 9, 2016; Stop payouts to bear hunters for dead dogs, Schoettel stating that it: … Continue reading WODCW Op Ed: Bear hunting with hounds is “risky behavior’ 

Wisconsin bear hunters and wolves a conflict spanning more than three decades…

..with no resolution in sight. I was curious as to just how far apart were the two recent hunting dog depredations just outside of the town of Solon Springs. So I went to check it out.  I know this area well. I've spent over a half dozen summers and winters monitoring wolves and carnivores near … Continue reading Wisconsin bear hunters and wolves a conflict spanning more than three decades…

Another hunting dog fatality in the pursuit of bear took place on Saturday July 16, 2016 in Washburn county

This is the fourth fatality since the start of training  dogs on bear.  This latest fatality, was a five year old female Bluetick hound hunting dog killed on Saturday July 16 in Washburn county.  The first hound hunting dog fatality took place on July fifth in Sawyer county.  Then, on July 9th two more dogs … Continue reading Another hunting dog fatality in the pursuit of bear took place on Saturday July 16, 2016 in Washburn county