Wisconsin Trophy Hunters Slaughter 91 Wolves in 5 days, Go Over Limit In Two Zones

UPDATE: October 21, 2014

The numbers changed today on the DNR 2014 “wolf harvest”. It’s now 92 wolves dead but the numbers have moved around on the chart.  Hmmmm. Notice there is one less dead wolf in Zone 1, where trophy hunters went over the legal limit. Yesterday the number  of wolves killed in that zone was 37, now it’s 36. So one dead wolf was moved from Zone 1 and added to Zone 3.  Also notice that it says “Zones will close when quotas are reached”. So how did they allow so many wolves to die above the legal limit?  It’s bad enough there is a hunt at all but hunters in Zone 2 killed FOURTEEN more wolves than they were supposed to. And in Zone 1 they killed 5 wolves, now it’s been changed to 4, over the legal limit. That’s 18 dead wolves who shouldn’t be dead. This is outrageous!!

I hate that I have to look at this chart. I hate that I have to ask about dead wolf numbers. I hate I used the word “harvest”, if only to describe what’s on the chart.

Have wolf advocates been reduced to counting dead wolves? It’s so incredibly maddening.

Wisconsin 2014 DNR

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Wisconsin Wolf Slaughter

Wisconsin DNR Wolf “Harvest”

It’s bad enough 91 wolves have been slaughtered in Wisconsin since October 15 (just five days) but notice Wisconsin trophy hunters are going over  legal limits of killing wolves. In Zone 1 by 5 wolves and in Zone 2 by 14 wolves. Is the DNR ignoring what amounts to poaching of wolves by not monitoring the hunt closely and letting hunters kill wolves with impunity?

Please flood their lines and ask why hunters have been allowed to go over the legal hunting limit in Zone 2 by 14 wolves and Zone 1 by 5 wolves. Do they care?

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Governor Scott Walker

(608)266-1212

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Wisconsin DNR

Call Center Staff Available 7 Days a Week (7 a.m.-10 p.m.)

General Information 1-888-WDNRINFo | (1-888-936-7463) | Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
101 S. Webster Street . PO Box 7921 . Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921 . 608-266-2621

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This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet.  This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday.

“This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet. This is just one of the 85  91 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday. Source unknown and used under “Fair Use.”  (From Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife)”

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Seems like Wisconsin trophy hunters are well on their way to beating the 2013 over-limit:

UPDATE: Wis. wolf season ends with 6 extra wolves killed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wolf hunters and trappers went slightly over the quota this season.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Thursday the 2013 season ended with 257 wolves harvested. That’s six animals over the 251-wolf limit.

http://www.nbc15.com/news/state/headlines/Wis-wolf-hunt-gets-underway-227838411.html

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Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wisconsin Wolves, gray wolves

Top Photos: Wisconsin DNR

Bottom Photo: Courtesy Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife

Tags: Wolf killing frenzy, Wisconsin, wolf slaughter, State should be ashamed, wolves suffering, contact the Wisconsin DNR, over-limit in 2013 as well

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  1. Yuk. 91? For trophies?

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  2. The slaughter of these wolves is an abomination to any American who values life for our wildlife. These animals are only trying to survive in a world where you these people have driven them out of their habitat and murdered them purely selfish motives. Shame on you, Wisconsin!

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    • Agreed totally .this is meant to be a civilised country

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  3. Disgraceful, juvenile, lawless.

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  4. The mistake the DNR made is making it the responsibility of the killers to contact them and report their killings. They don’t have the higher mental capabilities for ethics and morality, and doing the right thing, even knowing right from wrong. Just take advantage. They broke the law, and need to be held accountable for it. If the DNR had any balls and we know their leadership doesn’t, they would stop the hunt right now for hunters breaking the law, and since they can’t manage wolves properly, the Federal government ought to step in and relist wolves. What a disgrace.

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  5. Also, I noticed AmmoLand is crying about the Wolf Patrol, calling Rod Coronado a convicted felon, blah, blah, blah. I’m sure there are plenty of convicted felons in the hunters’ ranks – we know there are poachers, and felons aren’t allowed guns usually. I’m sure there is a list of names of all of the convicted felons in the hunter’s ranks – I think the Great Lakes actually published a piece on it somewhere.

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  6. Ah, what do you know, here it is. Not the one I was thinking of but good enough. You might say hunting is lousy with convicted felons:

    http://www.all-creatures.org/cash/accident-archive.html#v

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  7. A federal judge just ruled, September 23, 2014, that Wyoming wolves have to be re-listed and Wyoming must come up with a conservation plan which is not a wolf killing plan and that hunting is ceased immediately. He stated that Wyoming is too hostile toward wolves to manage them. The same can be said of Montana and Idaho and Wisconsin and elsewhere. These wolf jihad states should be relieved of wolf management indefinitely because they are run by traditional wolf hating elements. Wyoming had wolves classified as varmints and eligible for shoot on sight and allowed only a narrow corridor outside Yellowstone where they could exist and even there hunted in season. In Montana last year (2013) “sportsmen” got 5 wolves for one $19.00 ticket. Since then landowners have been given permission to kill up to 100 “threatening” wolves, which really amounts to an open season year around for landowners and their designated “agents”. This year there are no quotas for any areas except outside Yellowstone and Glacier. Idaho intends to get their wolf numbers down to as little as 150. Who was it, Ed Bangs (?), that pulled that out of their arse for number of wolves as target numbers for delisting, 150, 30 breeding pairs. ID, MT, WY can easily support 700 wolves. Actually, the wolf numbers seem stabilized in in the 600’s in MT and ID, but both states want much more killing. But these states, sportsmen and yokels have latched onto those numbers as a rationale for liberal kill policies. Wolves will manage their own populations relative to wolf pack elbow room and prey. General killing called “management” is asinine. The hunting, trapping season starts in Montana in September and goes to February 2015. Matters for wolves seem to be getting worse each year with the traditional enemies of ranchers, sportsmen, and yokels with their folklore, lies and myths and parochial ignorance, mostly about elk predation and stock predation, wolves as threatening, wanton killing of wolves, wolf size (giant, alien, Canadian wolf), and degree of wolf predation, numbers of wolves. State management of wolves is wolf jihad, not science, a hunter-rancher-wildlife agency led war on wildlife.

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    • Roger
      Can’t DNR be sued for their mismanagement of their numbers?
      Earth justice has the legal team that succeeded in Wyoming I wonder if they can get on this ASAP?
      Your comments are always spot on.
      so thought I would address this to you.
      Rebecca Vitale Mandich

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    • Can they be sued for mismanagement? That is so sad that wolves have to be so viciously hunted

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  8. Fire the Wildlife Agencies (USFWS, Interior, state agencies, USDA Wildlife Services, BLM)
    The US government has long been in the wildlife killing business. It offered bounties on predators, poisoned and gassed prairie dogs, allowed the near extinction of bison, prairie dogs, black footed ferret, the wolf (wolf bounties), wolverine, and marginalized the grizzly, lion, and many others. The war on coyotes has been unrelenting. Hunters and ranchers, bedfellows of the wildlife agencies nearly wiped out most wildlife. With the advent of wildlife agency hunting regulations, the hunter has been somewhat contained; and now even count themselves as “conservationists” because they have essentially farmed game sport (recreational killing opportunities) animals and marginalized predators on the erroneous rationale of less predators to share game with the more game (recreational killing opportunities). Instead of an emphasis on wilderness and wildlife ecology, USDA Wildlife Services kills nearly 4 million animals a year and state agencies millions more in recreational killing opportunities and “management”. State wildlife agencies use hunters to “manage” “sporting” game and predators. Ranchers may tolerate big bird and other sport game birds, elk, bison and deer and antelope; but are very hostile to predators. Ranchers and farmers destroy wildlife habitat with the plow and grazing not only on private land but ever more and more on public land facilitated by the US government in leased grazing, leased farming and leases to extraction industries avenues. Encroachers on public land often, in turn, adding insult added to injury, asks the federal government, such as Wildlife Service, to kill animals that are convincing their encroachment. Conservation efforts and new agencies such as ESA and EPA and private conservation agencies have and are battling for balanced ecologies, the predators, and many animals of no concern to sportsmen, ranchers and farmers, and extraction industries and development interests. Agencies, like the USFWS often cave into ranchers hunters, state wildlife agencies, conservative state legislatures, a government tradition of really prioritizing those interests. The arguments that threatens remaining wilderness and wildlife is as old as civilization, making a buck by the traditional enemies of wildlife. What is not appreciated enough is what little is left: In the US roughly 2.6 % in the lower 48 and another 2.5 % in Alaska; and this is under continuing and unremitting pressure from, guess what, the traditional enemies of wilderness and wildlife, still too often facilitated by the wildlife agencies. Private conservation agencies often find themselves in conflict with wildlife agencies who should be on their side and the side of preserving wilderness, balanced wildlife ecology, and the predators who are essential to the balanced wildlife ecology. The wildlife agencies, state and federal, need firing and revamping to emphasize wildlife preservation, wildlife viewing, and a heritage of wilderness and wildlife in what is left of the available habitat. There is something terribly wrong when we see wildlife agencies aligning with ranchers, farmers, “sportsmen”, conservative state legislatures. It is time for major upheavals of them, their agendas, their heads and replacing them with priorities on preserving, recovering, protecting what is left of wilderness and wildlife, not siding with the traditional enemies of wildlife and wilderness (ranching, hunters, conservative state legislatures and populace, extraction industries, and development and such parochial ilk that echoes their sentiments)

    Wolves do not purchase hunting licenses, and most state wildlife managers draw their pay from revenue derived from sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. That, in brief, is what is wrong with wildlife management in America….Ted Williams, 1986

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  9. How can these People? get away with this?

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  10. I make me sick to see this murder and the suck F*** that do the killing.
    I hope they enjoy hell when the time comes for them. They use the money to teach their children to keep it up. SO SAD.

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  11. How did they kill so many so fast? Wolves are good at hiding so you can only wonder how they did that so fast and how many hunters ware running around and you can only hope they killed each other.

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    • Because wolves are social animals and these scumbags lure them out with baby wolf calls or they kill a pack member and leave it there and when the rest of the pack goes looking for them they get rewarded with a bullet. Thats why wolves were so easy to kill off the first time, their social ties with the family. Coyotes don’t have that deep bond except with their mate and thats why they survive no matter what. Its a sad state of affairs that so many people can have such irrational fear, hatred and ignorance of an animal that has co existed with its prey for thousands of yrs and never caused anything to go extinct. Throw man into the picture and everything changes and he blames it on the wolf. F ing bastard ass shits.

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  12. Rot in hell. You are all an abomination. Satan’s hand.

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  13. Please can someone share this with the Governor of Wisconsin:

    http://themetapicture.com/when-they-brought-these-wolves/

    Every person on earth should be aware of this! For their sake, if not for the wolves!!

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  14. Just called the general info number and a women named Dixie answered and she said she did not know about the killing and the over the limit. I held on and she came back with the answer a expert will call me back is not that strange. I told her I was reading about this and either way it was bad press for them, if it was true or not !

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  15. RIP angels of the forest. Huntscum are cursed. They will find no happiness, and will die in agony.

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  16. Nobody called back ,will give them time but I think it is nonsense

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  17. P.S. Scott Walker is losing at this time , still could be close.

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    • Richie, That would be tremendous if he lost, he’s bad for Wisconsin but what is Mary Burke’s stand on the wolf hunts? Does anyone know?

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  18. I am calling now …as well, Nabeki, shouldn’t the Governor’s office be called?
    PUBLIC outrage does go a long way and I hope the NY times picks up this egregious story and miserable actions have caused our wolves untold suffering and misery …isn’t this all under Gov Scott Walkers watch? Political hay should be being made of his state’s actions against our wildlife.

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  19. The word Harvest is used all the time , I was brought up thinking the word Harvest pertains to crops not wildlife , beings that have a heart and bring up families ,this entire thing stinks IMHO

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    • Richie, they double speak because it sanitizes the act. It also makes them feel better about themselves. Could they admit that trophy hunting is nothing more than legalized sadism? I think not. They’re just harvesting, you know, like cabbages and corn. Never mind that wolves are the largest member of the wild dog family. Wild dogs/domestic dogs, separated by just 2% of their DNA.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  20. I just called DNR ..she noted that just a few people have called….
    I said I want to speak to a staff person re this slaughter she kept calling it a trophy hunt and I said it’s a slaughter because hunters are not obeying your numbers…she was very accommodating and pleasant
    I just emailed my 5,000 petition signers at “please stop killing us”@change.org …
    Urging them to please call DNR
    I am now calling the Gov office Scott Walker who is in a tough political fight …this egregious policy should tip the balance on him if the news about this barbarian “hunt,harvest” hits the news cycle.
    Gov office is (608) 266-1212

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    • Thank you rebecca for standing up for Wisconsin’s wolves. We need about million more people calling, not just in Wisconsin but Montana and Idaho as well. Every hunt, they must hear from us. The hunts are disgusting and unnecessary but of course we all know that!! I’m going to post a list soon of all the Democrat Senators who voted for the wolf delisting rider that are up for re-election in November! VOTE THEM OUT!!!

      For the wolves. For Wisconsin’s wolves,
      Nabeki

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      • I just had someone else call DNR in Wisconsin and they now have set up a separate line one accesses to register a complaint.
        Gov Walker up for election and this is all under his watch …this is egregious mismanagement of WI policy.
        We have got to get this out of the hands of the wolf killing states.
        I also called Earth justice law section and they said they are looking into the legal ramifications of this mismanagement
        We know there is the same mismanagement is in all the wolf killing states, but this is particularly mind numbing because of their own quota system they are not adhering to and the methodology the hunters are allowed to employ including the use of 6 dogs each and machine guns.
        This is just not a ‘hunt’ it is a massacre…
        I will now call Sec Jewell’s office and ask them what they are going to do about WI DNR mismanagement of their “wolf hunt”

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    • I’ll put Walkers number up rebecca, flood his phone line as well. He’s up for re-election so he might be a little more receptive. They need to hear from us!!!!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  21. Jus t spoke to Governor walker’s off ice …she was [polite and wanted to know what was happening…She said she will relay my comments and et the Gov office know..I said it is all over the internet re the egregious hunt and going over quotas set by their own DNR office.

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  22. Heartbreaking and sadly our voices are falling on deaf ears. Save the Wolves!

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    • But we won’t give up on them Gudrun, the tide will turn, wolves have legions of supporters. There are more wildlife watchers than there are hunters, we’re just badly organized and depended too much on the Big Greens to get things done. The other factor is most wolves are located in right wing states, like Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. There isn’t anyone in state government to appeal to. So thats where the change has to come. It may not be as fast as we’d hoped but it will come. Hunters are a minority in this country but they have tremendous clout. Many of the agencies that support trophy hunting have been around for a hundred years. It’s going to take time but things will change.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  23. This really enrages me! While Congress fights each other, they don’t care for the animals being killed hunting, shelters, for fur, the sea life! This is wrong! You know it’s wrong, yet no one stands up to stop the killing and cruelty! They are not insignificant! God gave them life and we have no right to take it! Shelters are killing animals unjustly and in cruel ways! Many ACOs have been fired for doing just this! So stop fighting each other and do something to help these poor mistreated animals! They do it for money! I don’t know how but they adjust results and do whatever to avoid imprisonment! Please take this seriously and help them! I don’t know why they kill without a second thought, but it is disgusting to see it go on year after year!

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  24. This is disgusting! You continue to fight each other for seats in the house, but you never address the cruelty to all animals! This disgusts me as animals have the right to life and you are failing miserably!

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  25. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

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  26. I’d like to go hunting in Wisconsin and its not for wolves.

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  27. Thank you Nabeki for answering me on the word Harvest I agree they cannot say the word kill or killing and the picture of that wolf is heartbreaking I will call Walker’s office tomorrow. I do not know Mary Burke’s stance on wolves, I am just hoping that she would be persuaded by the people who vote for her.

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  28. “Harvest” is not only a euphemism for killing but also reflects the view that the agencies have of wildlife as a commodity to be bought. Although they are supposed to manage wildlife for everyone, at least at the state level, it’s consumptive users (hunters and fishermen) that pay their salaries. We need to find a better funding mechanism. It’s also sad that the majority of wildlife managers have taken courses in ecology and understand the important role of predators. But politics ends up driving management.

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    • I agree with everything you stated in your post. We DO need to become better organized, financially and otherwise. We are fighting against the NRA, various hunting groups, and worst of all, our government! Our only tool at this point seems to be venting on social media. There needs to be a “mother ship” that truly stands for the protection of wolves that will lead this charge. I am sadly afraid that the killers view pro wolf forces as little more than cry babies. We need someone with clout to get this machine up and running.

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  29. I called Dept of Interior and was told to make a remark re Wolves I needed to call Fish and Wildlife. I did that and was only allowed to talk to a recording. Pitiful.
    I have a BIG problem with Dept of Interior not minding the “shop”. They are actually the ones that oversee this whole shebang and they tell me call FWS. I get that but I should be allowed to register a comment at the Dept of Interior…..Shameful! If they hadn’t allowed the delisting by Sen Tester none of this would be happening.
    Wolves are self regulating, we are not.
    I will call the White House today …I have called WI DNR, Gov Scott Walker, Dept of Interior, Fish and Wildlife and soon the White House. As well as Earthjustice law office alerting them to this latest debacle.
    There seems to be no public agency paying attention to the plight of our beautiful wolves that are held in Public Trust for all of us not just hunters. In my petition, “please stop killing us “@change.org I note that all wildlife is held in public trust for the people of America under the the public trust doctrine . What does this really mean?
    Maybe it is time to find out and go to court. And get this madness stopped by we the PEOPLE !
    We are citizen lobbyists, we need to lobby for OUR wolves right now.

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  30. I hope he losses just called Walkers and they could not answer my comment because I was out of state. I told them that they are the only state hunting with dogs not even Idaho and Montana allows hunting with dogs, hope I am correct with that issue and I also told them I hope Walker losses.

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    • I believe no other state allows hunting with the dogs against wolves…
      I hope he loses as well, but the politicos need to get a hold of this debacle on the wolf slaughter and the mismanagement under his watch ASAP

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  31. Those who are doing this killing and those who support it are human garbage. No ethics, no morals, and no souls.

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  32. These poor wolves don’t deserve to die they need to be protected the #s makes me sick

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  33. So sad 😥
    This cruelty makes one feel so helpless but we must never give up being the voice for the voiceless!

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  34. Over 100 wolves dead in Wisconsin and it’s only been a week! This is beyond ridiculous! This has got to be the quickest wolf kill rate I’ve ever seen in a modern wolf hunt and it is highly disturbing to think about!

    And that photo is heart-wrenching to look at! My sympathies go out to that poor trapped wolf (and to all of the other victims of this slaughter)!

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  35. Can the Humane Society get involved?
    They have amazing media and clout reaching millions of people
    They need to know about this atrocity in Wisconsin now!
    The Gov and DNR need to be accountable for their mismanagement
    Of this horrific hunt
    As well, Wisconsin official wolf hunt Facebook page is a study in sadistic behavior .. Something wicked doesn’t even describe the postings on the states “official “page !

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  36. Where is Defenders? Sierra Club? Center for Bio Diversity?
    Earth justice? not a howl from the big groups?…although their requests for $$ fill my inbox…
    This is 2014 and we still kill America’s wolves?
    103 in 7 days in WI? a mismanaged slaughter by DNR?
    No scientific oversight happening ?
    Sounds like the good ole days when they just shot buffalo out of the train cars.
    Just get your dogs, crossbows, traps, snares and machine guns and have some fun shooting up a pack of these intelligent/ family values/ ecosystem engineers because you can in Wisconsin under Gov Walker’s watch ? He’s up for re election but the politicos don’t even know this so called “hunt” is a massacre approaching epic proportions? Gov Walker takes no culpability for his hand in this bloody mess? DNR doing great job with those ‘harvesting’ zones?
    Twiddle dee and Twiddle dumb!
    Dept of interior sits idly by as the wolf carcasses stack up..Sec Jewell says great? Marvelous stewardship by the feds…
    Fish and Wildlife has no opinion?
    The holocaust continues unchallenged by the grown ups in power.

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  37. what the hell are there any laws in place to protect
    and save our wolves who are only trying to survive in this man made selfish world. we have ruined the wolves habitat as we have done to so many other beautiful and innocent animals . they are just trying to survive, leave them alone you Elmer Fudd ignorant idiots. we all need to be the voice of the animas. we the people have the power to change this and protect gods precious animals . we are the voice for the animals. I always say
    the biggest savage and predator is man.

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  38. Who gives these people the right to do this??? Karen

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