Poaching is and has been one of the biggest causes of Gray wolf mortality in Wisconsin…

There are 955 Gray wolves living throughout Wisconsin’s northern and central forests, minimum Winter count WDNR wolf progress report 2017-2018. The Gray wolf is part of Wisconsin’s wild legacy. Yet, poaching is and has been one of the biggest causes of Gray wolf mortality in Wisconsin according to Dr. Adrian Treves. Listen to his talk […]

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A growing network of activists are raising the alarm about the coyote-killing contests in Wisconsin…

Blood Sport an article published in the Isthmus Coyote-killing contest will be held near Dane County this weekend By Joe Tarr January 17, 2019 On her 40 acres of land near Baraboo, Mikii Opahle can usually hear coyotes howling on summer nights. “It’s amazing. We’re among natural wild animals, they’re sharing this space with us. […]

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Wildlife Killing Contests: A Ruthlessly Completive Culture’s Hold of Rural Wisconsin Communities…

Moondog Madness bills itself as Wisconsin’s Biggest Coyote Hunting Tournament, but area residents aren’t in support of these wildlife killing contests. Instead they want to raise awareness about wildlife killing contests and support legislation that will make them a thing of the past. Area residents want to foster respect for wildlife living in their backyards […]

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Wildlife killing contest organizers offer no scientific evidence to justify the indiscriminate killing of native predators…

“Wildlife killing contests exist because organizers reveal them only on a need-to-know basis. And with good reason. “If the public were informed, there would be an outcry,” says Treves. “It’s a violation of the public trust doctrine and probably leads to other illegal activities, like poaching wolves.” Multiple studies also have linked violence toward animals […]

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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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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 […]

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