In fact, Wisconsin’s most recent wolf hunt as ordered up by the Legislature under the fast-tracked direction of then-State Rep. Joel Kleefisch showed precisely why it’s a bad idea to let states ‘manage’ wolf-hunting.
* What Wisconsin ‘managed’ in wolf hunts between 2012 and 2014 came complete with only-in-Wisconsin use of dogs in the hunt that made a mockery of animal cruelty law and standards.
* Not to mention with the participation of a state advisory panel stripped of nearly all its wolf-hunting opponents.
I watched your entire performance on the floor. Suggesting we drill more HCWs (High Capacity Wells) to fill up dried-up lakes, such as Long Lake, to study the hydrology is ludicrous. There are 5 monitoring wells already in place around Long Lake, that could, and should, have been used to study the hydrology over the past few years, but NOTHING has been done with them. We don’t need to study the hydrology; all we need to do is take a drive around the perimeter of Long Lake, and the other Channel Lakes, and look at the proliferation of HCWs.
By manage, they mean kill —
“Wisconsin families deserve an agency that’s going to look out for the air we breathe, that’s going look out for the water we drink, the places we recreate. And instead, what this is moving us closer to is an agency that looks out for the big corporate polluters,” said Kerry Schumann, executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.
Reuters/Ipsos poll: Wisconsin Governor Walker leads among Republican conservatives @ Reuters.
#news3 @MaryJoOlaTV goes inside #PellitteriWasteSystems for #EarthDay2015 to learn where recyclables go. pic.twitter.com/Ypziy7fqNV — Mark Schilling (@SchooterNEWS3) April 22, 2015
Via Environmental group knocks Walker over mining bill @ WisPolitics Election Blog.
Via River Alliance of Wisconsin.
Writes Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona): In stark contrast to the long tradition of collaboration, Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee snuck a non-fiscal provision into the budget that could have dire consequences for the future of our waters. Motion #375, offered by Rep. Dan LaMahieu (R-Cascade), and passed on a party line vote of 12-4,…
The six bands of Chippewa tribes in northern Wisconsin have declared intentions to spear a record 63,488 walleyes during the 2014 off-reservation harvest, according to officials with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Via Chippewa tribes declare record number of walleyes for spearing season @ JS On the Trail Blog.
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose SB 302, which is before the Senate Natural Resources Committee today. The waters of Wisconsin belong to the people of Wisconsin, and it is the responsibility of the Department of Natural … more» Via Wisconsin Happy Farm.
The accelerating wolf kill in Wisconsin justifies a closer look at who and what is driving it. First, the numbers: The Wisconsin DNR reported 117 wolves were killed in the state’s initial, 2012 hunt and, so far, 204 have been killed in this year’s hunt… more» Via The Political Environment.
When the closure takes effect, four of the six Wisconsin wolf management zones will be closed. As of Monday, 197 wolves had been killed statewide since the season started Oct. 15. Via DNR to close another wolf zone @ JS On the Trail Blog.
Wolf-kill blows past last year’s numbers: The DNR now says that hunters and trappers have already killed 120 wolves in the first ten days of the 2013 hunt, exceeding the entire 2012 toll of 117. Via The Political Environment: Ten Days Of WI Wolf Killing Exceeds Entire 2012 ‘Harvest’ @ The Political Environment.
Peregrine falcons produced a record 98 chicks in Wisconsin this year, according to a new report on the endangered raptor. The report by Greg Septon, a leading authority of the birds, also showed that adults produced young at 32 nests in the state, which ties the record set in 2011. Via Peregrine falcons produced record…
The state’s elk management plan calls for a limited public hunting season once the population reaches 200 animals. Given recent growth trends, that threshold could be reached in 2014 or 2015. Via JS On the Trail Blog.
Momentum for wolf-kill is powerful. Via WAOW.
How soon until it’s endangered again? Via Channel 3000.
Figures are over 25 year period, for people who should be responsible for their own property losses, with no certainty that losses won’t continue. Via Appleton Post-Crescent.
Gold rush. Via Wisconsin State Journal.
Authorized use of traps will prove danger to other hunters and other hunters’ dogs. Via WEAU.
The law, known as Act 169, specifies the season dates (Oct. 15 to the end of February), allows the use of bait, allows night hunting and allows the use of dogs to hunt wolves. All of these points have attracted substantial opposition, including from the hunting community. The last half of October is prime time…
$125K for a report from a Texas consultant, who doesn’t even know not to use passive anywhere near chronic wasting disease. Via Wisconsin State Journal .
Via Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters .
It’s time. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Tiny House movement gains another convert. Via TMJ4.
Born free. Via Slideshow @ WISN.
Proposal from Rep. Kleefisch, husband of lt. governor Via UW-Madison news release.
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