Photograph credit John E Marriott In February 2021 WDNR was forced by a conservative advocacy group, Hunter Nation Inc, lawsuit to hold a wolf hunt. Needless to say it was disaster for gray wolves in the midst of mating season. I’ve been keeping a close eye on WDNR wolf depredations after the hunt. I was … Continue reading Post Wolf Hunt: The Latest News Concerning Wolf Depredations in Wisconsin
This is a comprehensive look a Wisconsin’s wolf management problems. Adrian Wydeven, a retired Wisconsin wolf biologist, and Adrian Treves an ecologist weigh in on how badly the state legislators, in haste, jumped to a wolf hunt In 2011; instead of allowing a democratic process that would have involved public input to unfold regarding wolf … Continue reading Wisconsinites remain heavily divided over how to manage state’s Gray wolf population.
What happens when hunters in pursuit of bear in Wisconsin repeatedly degrade gray wolf habitat in violation of ESA regulations section 9. If the definition of harm includes significant habitat modification or degradation that significantly impairs essential behavioral patterns, such as pup rearing, then gray wolves are at risk by the actions of hunters baiting … Continue reading Why do State and federal officials turn a blind-eye to violations of Endangered Species Act regulations?
Gray wolves keep their three month old pups at rendezvous sites while they go hunting. Conflicts arise when bear hunters run their dogs through rendezvous sites. Gray wolves are forced to defend vulnerable pups from free ranging packs of hunting dogs. Bear Hunters and Wolves In the 1960s Wisconsin started allowing the use of dogs … Continue reading In Wisconsin every summer hunters running dogs on Black Bear come into conflict with Gray wolves.
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 … Continue reading Vehicle Collisions and Illegal kills Were the Leading Causes of Death for Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf
In the news this week DNR Wisconsin's over winter wolf population count has declined slightly from last years. The state’s wolf population may be stabilizing after decades of growth, according to a report from the state Department of Resources in a WDNR wolf count brief 2017-2018 . Volunteer trackers reported between 900 and 950 wolf … Continue reading Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf Population Reports Show a Two Percent Decrease From the Previous Year…
These and other questions come to mind as the Federal Government Working On Removing Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List . Will Wisconsin be transparent in its management of the Gray wolf population, and once again allow for greater pubic input as it did prior to the 2012 USF&WS delisting decision. In 2011 WISCONSIN ACT … Continue reading Will the Government Ever Get it Right on Delisting the Gray Wolf in the Great Lakes Region?
Dr. Rob Wielgus: War on Wolf Science https://youtu.be/LU7mbDEbpjk Rob is one of the continent’s leading experts on wolf-livestock interactions. His pioneering research on wolves and livestock in eastern Washington found that lethal control of wolves was in fact increasing livestock depredations, and that ranchers who took part in his cooperative program employing nonlethal measures experienced … Continue reading Washington State University wolf researcher agrees to settle lawsuit…
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
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.