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.

ACTION ALERT: Stop a bill that would block game wardens from protecting wildlife

The Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill this Wednesday that would violate the public trust and put Wisconsin on a slippery slope to privatizing our wildlife and encouraging poaching.

ACTION ALERT: Oppose the War on Wolves Rider

We are calling on all advocates to OPPOSE the War on Wolves Rider, which undermines the Endangered Species Act and strips Gray Wolves of existing federal protections.

Coalition of Great Lakes Advocates Promote Positive Benefits of Wolves with “Big, Not Bad” Campaign

The goal of the campaign is to engage and educate others about the benefits of wolves through science, art, photography, traits, stories and experiences wolves provide to the Great Lakes region.