Wildlife conservation and animal protection groups petitioned the U.S. Forest Service today to ban hounding in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Hounding is the practice of training and using dogs to hunt and chase down black bears and other wildlife.
JULY 2022 NEWSLETTER
A note from our executive director, news updates, volunteer of the month, upcoming events, and more!
Fireside Chat Revisited: Poaching Issues When Wolves are Protected
At our Fireside Chat on Thursday, February 10th, Special Guest Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila PhD joined us to talk about his work with carnivore protection in the Midwest, and what happens with Wisconsin wolves both when they are protected and what happens when they lose protection.
STATE JUDGE ISSUES “DRAMATIC DECISION” IN STRIKING DOWN WISCONSIN WOLF HUNT
In the biggest news so far for wolf protection in the United States in 2021, a court in Wisconsin issued an injunction today requiring the Wisconsin DNR to set the quota at zero wolves for the upcoming wolf trophy hunt scheduled to start November 6th. The decision could spare hundreds of wolves targeted for killing.
ACTION ALERT: Help Us Save Wisconsin Wolves TODAY
Many of you have contacted us expressing interest in getting more involved with our effort to STOP the mandatory state-sanctioned wolf hunt scheduled to happen in Wisconsin later this fall...you asked, and we heard you loud and clear! So, here are three things you can do to help save Wisconsin wolves TODAY.
ACTION ALERT: Wolf Harvest Committee Meeting Comments Due by June 18th!
Your written comments to the Wolf Harvest Committee must be submitted by noon on Friday, June 18th. This committee will decide a quota for the fall hunt to be presented to the Natural Resources Board in August.
Wisconsin Wolf Management Public Input Questionnaire Guide
Friends, here is your opportunity to not only stop the fall wolf hunt, but to weigh in on the future of wolf management in Wisconsin. This is a critical action, and probably the most important thing you will do in advocating for wolves in 2021. Please use this guide we have put together to help you navigate the survey as you fill it out.
WISCONSIN CONSERVATION CONGRESS (WCC) VOTING OPENS TONIGHT !
Friends, it's time to vote from home on the DNR's Annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress Survey! Voting starts at 7:00 PM on MONDAY 4/12 and ends THURSDAY 4/15 at 7:00 PM. PLEASE vote and encourage your family and friends to as well. It only takes a few minutes!
April is for ADVOCACY !
April is an important advocacy month for the future of our wildlife and we have much to accomplish together. As requested, here is a breakdown for the month of April with detailed instructions and deadlines for participation.
What Just Happened to Wisconsin’s Grey Wolves?
In less than 72 hours, the state of Wisconsin allowed 216 wolves to be legally killed statewide, during the day or night using dogs, snares, traps, guns, night vision technology, and even running them down to exhaustion with snowmobiles. This hunt was detrimental to our wolf population and they cannot withstand another hunt this fall.