Please join us tonight, October 18th at 7:30pm, for an URGENT meeting regarding a large number of bills, written by Hunter Nation, that will be detrimental to both wildlife and wildlands in Wisconsin.

During tonight’s Emergency Zoom meeting, we will give you a quick presentation of what these bills are and what they will mean for wild animals, including hunting of Sandhill Cranes. There is a fast-tracked hearing scheduled for tomorrow on these bills and it is vital that you make your opinion heard and attend if possible. GLWA and FOTWW will be in attendance, registering our opposition to every single bill, but if you can attend as well, you should. Details for tomorrow’s hearing can be found here. If you cannot attend please call your Legislators and ask them to vote against the entire sporting package. You can find your state representatives here:

The other bills included in these packages may be even worse than the killing of cranes…

  • Increase the minimum number of pheasants stocked for hunting in the state and improve the identification of stocking sites. 
  • Simplify wild turkey hunting zones and seasons, in part by decreasing the seasons from six “complicated and restrictive” seasons, according to sponsors, to two seasons.
  • Allow an individual to satisfy the in-person field testing requirement for the hunter’s safety program by participating in a mentored hunt.
  • Set a minimum number of 100,000 brook trout that would be required to be raised by the DNR
  • Require the DNR to eliminate three rules every time they propose adding another rule.
  • Require the DNR to prepare a report that identifies ways to consolidate or eliminate hunting, fishing and trapping approvals to reduce the total number of types of licenses the DNR is required to issue.
  • Require the DNR to create a biennial work plan that establishes priorities and goals for habitat work on lands managed by DNR and measures progress on established priorities and goals.
  • Require the DNR to prepare a report that identifies public access opportunities on all lands owned or managed by DNR, land acquired under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship program and open managed forest lands.
  • Require the DNR to make dog training licenses available on its Go Wild website.
  • Require the DNR to prepare a report that identifies opportunities for partnering with the private aquaculture industry for increased stocking of desirable sport fish in lakes and streams.
  • Allow Wisconsin hunts of non-native bovids, which includes hooved animals like bison, and require farm-raised game bovids to be fenced in the same manner as farm-raised deer other than white-tailed deer.

Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf + Wildlife is inviting you to a Zoom Meeting TONIGHT !

Fireside Chat: Advocacy Support & Action

Time: 7:30PM (CST)

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Next, we are asking that you register to testify at this month’s Natural Resources Board Meeting. The deadline to register is this Wednesday by 11:00 am, October 20th. We request that you ask to speak in the open forum section about wildlife governance reform. We will do another training session before October 27th, but please register now!


When registering to testify during Citizen Participation, please provide the following information to the Board Liaison at

  1. Your first and last name.
  2. Name of organization(s) you represent (if none, state that you are “representing self”).
  3. Topic title e.g. “The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area and the Badger Reuse Plan”(include explanation/background if possible)
  4. City of residence.
  5. Phone number.
  6. Email or mailing address, so the Board Liaison can confirm your registration to testify or reply to your written comment.

We also have our court hearing for an injunction in the lawsuit via Zoom this Thursday, October 21st at 2:00 pm. If you can attend this hearing, it is important that the judge sees how many of us support this legislation and DO NOT want a wolf hunt. 

Instructions: This matter will not be adjourned by the court except upon formal motion for good cause or with the specific approval of the court upon stipulation by all parties. 


Parties to appear via video or telephone conferencing. Instructions to join the hearing are provided with this notice – see below. If you have any questions, please call our office prior to the hearing date at 608-266-4009 or email 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 943 2424 9379 

Passcode: 611802 

To participate by phone dial 1-312-626-6799, when prompted enter Meeting ID: 943 2424 9379 

And finally, there is a Wolf Management Plan Committee also scheduled for this Thursday at 9:00 am. There are no participation opportunities, but you can watch a livestream of the meeting here: Wolf Management Plan Committee Meeting – Oct. 21, 2021



  1. Randy, did you get this message from Melissa? The attack on wildlife just keeps getting worse, absurd – a return to hunting sandhill cranes. Worrisome is the fact that Republicans have the majority. Very worrisome. I’ll try to be on tonight’s call to take my notes.




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