Service to Initiate Status Review of Gray Wolf in the Western U.S.

Excellent news for gray wolves in Idaho, Wyoming & Montana and other western states! In a press release dated September 15, 2021, The US Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) has completed the initial review of two petitions filed to list gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the western U.S. as threatened or endangered under the Endangered … Continue reading Service to Initiate Status Review of Gray Wolf in the Western U.S.

Natural Resources Board’s fall harvest quota will be an unprecedented reduction to the viability of Wisconsin’s wolf population.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Action on the Fall Wolf Hunt Quota Rhinelander, WI. Wisconsin’s Green Fire statement on August 11, 2021 On August 11, 2021, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) voted 5-2 to establish a quota of 300 wolves for the fall 2021 wolf hunt.The removal of 300 wolves again this fall, on top … Continue reading Natural Resources Board’s fall harvest quota will be an unprecedented reduction to the viability of Wisconsin’s wolf population.

Targeting Wildlife Predators with Poison to Improve Hunting Opportunities is not only Unethical, it is Illegal

The investigation into the poisonings began in December 2018 after animals were found with no clear cause of death, said Lt. Bryan Harrenstein, warden supervisor in the northern area for the DNR. Since the investigation was announced in early 2019, two hunting beagles have been killed by poison in Forest County, according to a news … Continue reading Targeting Wildlife Predators with Poison to Improve Hunting Opportunities is not only Unethical, it is Illegal

There’s a push to hold a wolf hunt even though there’s no updated state management plan in Wisconsin.

A wolf hunt in Wisconsin could happen as early as January 2021. The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association is pushing for a wolf hunt without allowing the public to weigh in. As it stands now with any delisting, because of the Walker administration’s legislation that mandated a wolf hunt, the WDNR has no choice, but to … Continue reading There’s a push to hold a wolf hunt even though there’s no updated state management plan in Wisconsin.

Grey Wolf Delisting Raises Concerns About Wisconsin’s Management Process

Photograph credit EarthJustice I’ve been involved in Wisconsin’s Wolf Recovery plan since the year 2000. The concern I have with the state management of its gray wolf is the legislative mandated wolf hunt. Wisconsin law, Act 169 states: if the wolf is not listed on the federal or Wisconsin endangered list, the department shall allow … Continue reading Grey Wolf Delisting Raises Concerns About Wisconsin’s Management Process

This week the Trump Administration announced plans to remove endangered gray wolf protections by end of the year.

Photograph credit: photographer David Yarrow “Wolf-in-Chicago” theme. This has been anticipated by several organizations, including Wisconsin’s Green Fire , that held a webinar last week. The webinar program featured a trio of expert panelists envisioning a future for wolves in Wisconsin. Panelists: Adrian Wydeven, WGF Wildlife Co-Chair; Jodi Habush Sinykin, Midwest Environmental Advocates; Peter David, … Continue reading This week the Trump Administration announced plans to remove endangered gray wolf protections by end of the year.

Wisconsin law, Act 169 states: if the wolf is not listed on the federal or Wisconsin endangered list, the department shall allow the hunting and trapping of wolves…

Photograph of a Wisconsin gray wolf. Credit Snapshot Wisconsin. It’s very evident that if something isn’t done to change the law gray wolves in Wisconsin will be hunted. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service, USFWS will soon be making a decision whether or not to delist wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota & Michigan. More information … Continue reading Wisconsin law, Act 169 states: if the wolf is not listed on the federal or Wisconsin endangered list, the department shall allow the hunting and trapping of wolves…

Targeting Wildlife Predators with Poison to Improve Hunting Opportunities is not only Unethical, it is Illegal

Over the last year several poison baits have killed domestic dogs and wild animals. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) & Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Conservation Wardens are on the case investigating who’s targeting wildlife predators with poison baits. Several domestic dogs and wild animals have died as a result of eating these … Continue reading Targeting Wildlife Predators with Poison to Improve Hunting Opportunities is not only Unethical, it is Illegal

Investigators offer reward for any information leading to the arrest of those poisoning wolves and wild animals.

In all, about half a dozen dogs and (about a half dozen) wolves, as well as several raccoons, weasels and raptors, have been killed by poison in Marinette, Florence and Forest counties, Harrenstein said. Lab tests confirmed the animals were killed by toxic substances, the DNR said in a news release. Source Wisconsin Public Radio … Continue reading Investigators offer reward for any information leading to the arrest of those poisoning wolves and wild animals.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to investigate numerous poisoning cases in Northern Wisconsin

Investigators are now urging the public to be aware of where they are walking their dogs along roadways in these counties. MONDAY 3/9/2020 8:52 a.m. According to We are GreenBay.com news source The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to investigate numerous poisoning cases in Northern Wisconsin. Photo of poison bait in Northern Wisconsin Investigators … Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to investigate numerous poisoning cases in Northern Wisconsin