Today the US House of Representatives passed HR 6784, the “Manage Our Wolves Act” despite public opposition from constituents, scientists, hunters and business owners.
Imagine Wisconsin losing a potential 168,000 jobs and $17.9 billion in consumer spending. If the policy “rider” that aims to de-list Great Lakes wolves is included in Congress’s budget bill, Wisconsin could see a severe drop in these numbers. Wolves are vital to our economy in both direct and indirect ways.
Many hunters pledge to do "whatever is necessary to restore deer numbers and quality deer hunting in northern Wisconsin." Yet, these hunters fail to look at themselves, their attitudes and activities. Because their notions are mistaken, and not in the best interests of deer or the future of deer hunting.
I look forward to Wildlife day at the Capitol where we can collectively work to bridge that gap between sportsmen and environmentalists, and finally get us all working together toward one common goal: Conservation in Wisconsin.
This proposed bill would prohibit conservation wardens and federal law enforcement officers 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 Wednesday, January 10th.
For the second year in a row, the deer harvest numbers have been down statewide but up in the Northern Forest Zone. This comes with a “record high” population of 930-950 wolves in Wisconsin.
On Wednesday evening, I spoke out about the need for science to play a larger role in policy decision- making regarding the grey wolf and other endangered species protections in Wisconsin to a room full of t-shirts that read "kill all the wolves" and "a good wolf is a dead wolf". Here's what I learned...
The struggling wolf population in Isle Royale National Park may be expanding by 20 - 30 new wolves, but they need your help...
One of the biggest misconceptions about wolves, and one of the main drivers behind the wolf hunt is the idea that wolves are "decimating" the deer population.
We sent the following letter to Senator Tammy Baldwin in response to her stance to remove wolves from the Endangered Species Act.