FOTWW Howls Back at Wolf Delisting Hearing in Hudson, WI

Last week we attended the Ron Johnson and USFWS public hearing on national wolf delisting - here's what happened....

PRESS RELEASE: Dane County WI Approves Wildlife Killing Contest Ban Resolution, Urging Legislature, DNR and Governor to Action

Last night, the Dane County Board of Supervisors, in a unanimous vote, passed Resolution 502, urging the Wisconsin Legislature to develop and support changes to statutes to ban any and all future wildlife killing contests.

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration to Strip Protections for Wisconsin’s Gray Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its intention to remove Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves in the United States that are currently protected.

Zinke’s Interior Deptartment Seeks to Undermine Protections for Endangered Species

In response to today's release by Secretary Ryan Zinke's Department of Interior regarding draft regulations to weaken protections for America's most at-risk fish, plants and wildlife, Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf & Wildlife has put out a statement opposing this outrageous move. 

The Countdown to Bear Hounding…

Starting this Saturday, over 12,000 bear hounds will be set loose on public land across Wisconsin to harass wildlife and disturb the peace of these natural areas.

URGENT: Pro-Poaching Bill to be Heard in the Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday

This proposed bill would prohibit conservation wardens from enforcing wolf conservation laws, prevent funds to be used for wolf depredations, and stop all wolf population monitoring in Wisconsin. Please join us in opposition at the hearing on Tuesday, January 16th.

Press Release: Bill Would Remove Public Protections for Hounding Dogs Engaged in Bear and Wolf Fighting

The bill eliminates the requirement for bear and wolf hounders to carry rabies and license tags for their hunting hounds. A public hearing was held one day after the bill was released.

Gun Deer Season Finally Comes to a Close in Wisconsin

Many sport hunters proudly post pictures of themselves with their “harvest” and this year’s deer gun season was no exception. Some defend that these actions pay for conservation -- a strange kind of argument with many flaws.

Melissa Smith: Tammy Baldwin should protect wolves not seek to delist them

Congress should not enact laws to circumvent the courts, ignore science or take away our right to challenge decisions.

Press Release: New Bill Would Block Wisconsin State Wildlife Management and Encourage Poaching

Yesterday, Wisconsin State Representatives circulated a bill which would make it illegal for law enforcement to enforce state or federal law relating to management of wolves in Wisconsin.