Will the gray wolf, an endangered species, just fresh off the list get its due process?

Image of gray wolves credit Voyageurs Wolf Project http://www.voyageurswolfproject.org In the latest round of gray wolf delisting news, a conservative advocacy group, Hunter Nation Inc, filed a lawsuit on February 2, 2021, against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Natural Resources Board (NRB). The plaintiffs believe the NRB violated their rights by not approving … Continue reading Will the gray wolf, an endangered species, just fresh off the list get its due process?

Public is Invited to Comment at a Special Natural Resources Board Meeting: As GOP Legislators Push to Establish a Trophy Wolf Hunt

Photograph credit John E Marriott This Friday January 22, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually for a Special Meeting to discuss the next steps to establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin in 2021. Im a wolf tracker and founder of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin, was glad to hear the DNR is holding … Continue reading Public is Invited to Comment at a Special Natural Resources Board Meeting: As GOP Legislators Push to Establish a Trophy Wolf Hunt

Snare Traps Indiscriminate Killers, Land Mines Concealed in the Wilderness

...Snare Trap is a device concealed underground and baited with tantalizing attractive scents capable of causing great suffering for its victims. A male Timber wolf in northern Minnesota became the latest victim of a snare trap. He became caught in a snare trap meant to catch and ensnare small game. The snare meant for small … Continue reading Snare Traps Indiscriminate Killers, Land Mines Concealed in the Wilderness

Second Hunting Hound Killed in Black Bear Pursuit Training

Eighteen days into the 2-month-long period for training hunting dogs to pursue black bear in northern Wisconsin, the WI DNR confirmed that a Plott hound hunting dog had been killed by wolves in Ashland county, Wisconsin as the bloody dog-on-wolf conflict continues. From July 1st through the end of August, hounders are allowed to train their … Continue reading Second Hunting Hound Killed in Black Bear Pursuit Training

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? 

Winter wolf monitoring 2016-17 meeting scheduled for June 8th

WDNR public wolf count meeting for reporting the results of the winter monitoring period has been scheduled. Information is below.   Date – June 8th, 1:00-3:30pm   Location – 4700 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI   Content – The Wildlife Management Program will provide information collected during the 2016-17 wolf monitoring period Wolves of Douglas … Continue reading Winter wolf monitoring 2016-17 meeting scheduled for June 8th

WDNR Wolf Advisory Committee is not fair and balanced 

In other words, there is no transparency in WI DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp's Wolf management process.  Several DNR staff are on the recently created Wolf Advisory Committee, as are representatives of several pro-hunting groups. A smaller number of wolf hunting skeptics also remain on the committee, including a representative of the Great Lakes Indian Fish … Continue reading WDNR Wolf Advisory Committee is not fair and balanced 

Opinion Editorial: Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that compensates hunters when wolves kill their animals…

A hunter gets up to $2,500 per dog — even when a hunter violates state rules or releases hounds in areas the state Department of Natural Resources has mapped as dangerous because of wolf activity...According to an Opinion Editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal Read on: Stop payouts to bear hunters for dead dogs Wisconsin State Journal … Continue reading Opinion Editorial: Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that compensates hunters when wolves kill their animals…

Wild Animals Belong In Our Hearts & Minds

Lack of ethical science in our government wildlife agencies is prevalent today more than ever. Or is it? Is there science in wildlife management?  Is this science lacking empathy for the creatures they manage? Let's look at the leading expert of chimpanzee behavior, Dr. Jane Goodall, who refused to call her subjects by a number. … Continue reading Wild Animals Belong In Our Hearts & Minds