Who’s setting out poison traps in Wisconsin’s north woods and why?

This question needs to be answered before anymore wild & domestic animals die. In Wisconsin there’s a joint investigation taking place by US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forestry Service and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources into who’s setting out poison traps. The poison traps are meat balls laced with poison, and it’s suspected that […]

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State and federal wildlife officials are investigating several cases in which pet dogs were poisoned in Northern Wisconsin.

Pet dogs, coyotes, weasels, raccoons and at least one wolf have been found dead. USF&WS and WDNR suspect poison traps were set out to kill gray wolves. It’s under investigation at this point. Dogs have died in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence County. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it is unknown if there were […]

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Thirty coyote carcasses were found illegally dumped on state lands in northern Bayfield county.

“The carcasses were dumped in a ditch on the side of Old Highway 2 near Bayfield county’s Fish Creek area,” Amie Egstad the WDNR Conservation Warden of Bayfield County said. All but two were skinned and left in the ditch. Warden Egstad stated the carcasses were dumped around two weeks ago. She has received a […]

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The 2019 Wisconsin black Bear Management draft plan is now available to the public for comment.

Click the highlighted words to read, review and comment on the plan. A draft of the revised bear management plan is now available for viewing. There will be six public information sessions (topic list available here) as well as an electronic comment tool beginning March 25. If you would like to provide comments on the 2019 – […]

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WDNR Conservation Wardens Seek the Public’s Help in the Investigation into the Killing of a Gray Wolf

Gray wolves in Wisconsin were delisted in January 2012, but were relisted in December 2014. The Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) [exit DNR] protects all federally listed animals from direct killing, taking, or other activities that may be detrimental to the species. WDNR conservation wardens found the dead wolf on Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 10 in Waupaca […]

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Letter to the Editor: Protect recovering wolf population

Duluth News Tribune August 27, 2018 By Stacy Kolkind Contrary to a recent article (“Density causes annual clashes with wolves,” Aug. 14), confirmed wolf conflicts with livestock are decreasing in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, those incidents decreased almost 30 percent from 2015 to 2016 and decreased again from 2016 to […]

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Vehicle Collisions and Illegal kills Were the Leading Causes of Death for Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf

The Wisconsin Gray Wolf Monitoring Report describes wolf management and monitoring activities conducted in Wisconsin during the wolf monitoring year, April 15th, 2017 to April 14th, 2018. Gray wolves (Canis lupus) reverted to federally endangered status in the Western Great Lakes region as the result of a federal court decision in December 2014. They have […]

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