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Wolf Hunting in Wisconsin:
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Wolf Hunting & Hounding P. 2 (2015 - 11/16)

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wolf photo, courtesy of All About Wolves. com        The hunting of wolves has now become a national debate. We have also expanded our scope to include some articles on "hounding" in general, and in other states. Due to the number of excellent articles and reports we have listed, we have had to create a second page for all of the links! This page contains links from Dec. 2016 - 2017. Please see WI Wolf Hunt In the Media, P. 2 (2015 - Nov. 2016) and WI Wolf Hunt In the Media, P. 3 (2012- 2014) for earlier articles.

  • Michigan wolf hunting law ruled unconstitutional by appeals court, Garret Ellison, MLive, 11/23/16. "The appellate ruling in favor of the citizen group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected (KMWP), which challenged the state's authority to hunt wolves, said the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, also known as Public Act 281 of 2014, violates the "title-object clause" of the Michigan constitution."

    • Bait and switch bites wolf hunting proponents, The Times Herald editorial, 11/25/16. "Keep Michigan Wolves Protected called [ a 2014 a law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to designate gray wolves as game animals] as a Trojan horse, with legalizing wolf-hunting “cleverly hidden” among the law’s meandering provisions. There was nothing clever about it; everyone knew. Now the court has made explicit the Legislature’s perfidy."

  • Wolf-killing plans stir in lame-duck session of Congress, Wayne Pacelle, A Humane Nation, 11/22/16. "In the lame-duck session of Congress, there is a big move afoot to eliminate federal protections for wolves in four states that, for the most part, have a terrible record of caring for their small populations of that species. If Congress subverts the federal courts, and selectively removes wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, it will only serve to enable people to kill wolves for no good reason. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., recently came out with a statement urging Congress to strip federal protections for wolves, even though a series of federal judges have said that there’s no legitimate legal or scientific basis for delisting. Advocates of wolf killing have appealed the latest ruling affirming the need for federal protection, so an end-around the courts amounts to a subversion of judicial review." (See ACTION ALERT: PHONE US SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN ASAP AND TELL HER PLEASE DO NOT DELIST WOLVES!)

  • Washington should act on Wisconsin’s wolf problem, US Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin State Farmer, 11/18/16. Due to heavy lobbying by a vocal minority, Senator Baldwin is calling for an immediate delisting of wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. This article is prompting an Action Alert campaign to request WI residents to call her and ask that she NOT remove federal protection for wolves. (See ACTION ALERT: PHONE US SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN ASAP AND TELL HER PLEASE DO NOT DELIST WOLVES!)

  • Wydeven: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate, Adrian Wydeven, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, 11/12/16. "...Do wolf numbers correlate with wolves killing hounds? The evidence suggests this might not necessarily be the case. In 2012, only seven dogs were killed and yet there were nearly as many wolves in 2012 as there were in 2016 (815 wolves in late winter 2012).... The elimination of the Class B Bear Permit, which has led to more hunters baiting and training hounds on the landscape, plus the extensive baiting period in Wisconsin — about 145 days in Wisconsin vs. a maximum of 31 days in other states — may explain the recent spike in wolf kill on hounds."

  • Ballot Box Biology?, David Stalling, Thoughts from the Wild Side, 10/22/16. The other day, I mistakenly engaged in a public debate with a fellow hunter. He claimed that a ballot initiative, called I-177 (that would ban trapping on public lands in Montana) is being backed and pushed by “out-of-state animal rights extremists” who “are uninformed about wildlife and are trying to destroy our way of life.” I disagreed, because, well . . . it’s not true. I know a lot of Montanans whom I greatly respect – who are informed, knowledgeable wildlife professionals with legitimate concerns – who helped launch and support this initiative. "I am not defending the initiative," I told him. "I am defending the truth." His response: He accused me of being an “out-of-state animal rights extremists” who is “uninformed about wildlife and trying to destroy our way of life.”

  • Hounders manipulate numbers to promote wolf delisting , Shirley Clements,, 10/14/16.

  • Far more dogs killed in 2016 bear hunt than previous years, Steve Verburg, The Journal Times, 10/12/16. Wisconsin’s bear season closed Tuesday with at least 40 hunting dogs confirmed killed by wolves, far exceeding the previous record of 23.

  • Judge: FWC must keep deer-dog hunters off private property, Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida, 10/10/2016. "Judge Karen Gievers found that the [Florida state Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's] continued permission of the hunt within the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area in Okaloosa County and Santa Rosa counties is a “nuisance” that has interfered with the property owners' right to enjoy their land.

  • My Turn: Beware of the bear-hounding season, Chris Schadler, Concord Monitor, 10/8/2016. When is a “hunt” really a hunt?

  • Job interview questions for Tom Tiffany, Lisa MaKarral, The Northwoods River News, 9/27/2016. Wolf hunting with dogs is a definite issue in this year's elections.

  • Support for Wolves, Melissa Smith, Lakeland Times, 9/30/16. "t's not so much that wolves should remain on the Endangered Species List for biological reasons for me, although that argument is valid, but certainly they should remain on the ESA until democracy and transparency exist in both state and federal wildlife and agricultural agencies. Those howling for delisting of the wolf in the Western Great Lakes would be better served by joining efforts to support democracy in wildlife management so that reasonable compromise could be met on deciding how wolves should be managed. "

  • Johnson, Feingold fight for upper Wisconsin, Nora G. Hertel, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, 9/26/16. Scroll down a bit in the article to see how candidates differ on their views of wolf hunting.

  • America’s Wildlife Body Count, Richard Conniff, The New York Times, 9/17/16. "...a study, published this month in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, under the title “Predator Control Should Not Be a Shot in the Dark.” Adrian Treves of the University of Wisconsin and his co-authors set out to answer a seemingly simple question: Does the practice of predator control to protect our livestock actually work? ... they conducted randomized controlled trials and took precautions to avoid bias. Each found that nonlethal methods (like guard dogs, fences and warning flags) could be effective at deterring predators."

    • Predator control should not be a shot in the dark, Adrian Treves, Miha Krofel, Jeannine MacManus; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9/1/16. Study referenced in above article. "Livestock owners traditionally use various non-lethal and lethal methods to protect their domestic animals from wild predators. However, many of these methods are implemented without first considering experimental evidence of their effectiveness in mitigating predation-related threats or avoiding ecological degradation. To inform future policy and research on predators, we systematically evaluated evidence for interventions against carnivore (canid, felid, and ursid) predation on livestock in North American and European farms. We also reviewed a selection of tests from other continents to help assess the global generality of our findings. Twelve published tests – representing five non-lethal methods and 7 lethal methods – met the accepted standard of scientific inference (random assignment or quasi-experimental case-control) without bias in sampling, treatment, measurement, or reporting."

  • Hunting Group Funneled $4,200 to Sponsors of Pro-Wolf Hunt Event, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 9/13/16. " Two GOP lawmakers who organized a pro-wolf hunting event received about $4,200 in campaign contributions that were funneled through a group that supports wolf hunting. The event, dubbed the Great Lakes Wolf Summit set for Thursday in Cumberland, was set up by Sen. Tom Tiffany, of Hazelhurst, and Rep. Adam Jarchow, of Balsam Lake. They’re trying to attract farmers, hunters and politicians from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, which lost much of their state authority to regulate wolf populations after a federal judge’s decision in December 2014."

  • Bear hunting to bring out monitors, Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/11/16. "As Wisconsin nears the start of the season for bear hunting with dogs, an animal protection group is planning to document hunting activity in the Northwoods, setting the stage for a test of the state's new hunter harassment law."

  • Stop payouts to bear hunters for dead dogs, Wisconsin State Journal editorial. 9/9/16. "The state shouldn’t pay hunters who lose hounds to wolves after disregarding rules and the DNR’s advice. The Legislature should stop the offensive payouts to a minority of bear hunters who don’t deserve compensation for risky behavior."

  • The Big Business of Bear Baiting in Wisconsin, Rod Coronado, Wolf Patrol, 9/7/16. "According to the most recent survey in 2014, Wisconsin bear hunters dumped an estimated 4,639,700 gallons of bear bait in over 82,340 bait sites, much of it on public lands. . . . Anyone unaccustomed to bear hunting “tactics” in Wisconsin would be forgiven for believing that such dangerous practices are highly regulated by any governing wildlife agency, such as the case in Minnesota and Michigan, where bear baiting is only allowed a few weeks before hunting season and baiters are required to register their bait sites with local wardens. Such is not the case in Wisconsin, where the Department of Natural Resources allows hunters to dump as much food as they want in the forests, beginning in mid-April until the end of bear season in mid-October. Registration of sites? Not required in Wisconsin."

  • The Great Lakes Wolf Plummet, Rod Coronado, Wolf Patrol, 9/4/16. "Don’t ever believe wolves are protected just because a lawyer or judge said so. In Wisconsin, bear hunting practices such as baiting and hounding (most of it on public lands) has created a major conflict with wolves. Not only are bear hunting hounds routinely invading rendezvous areas and den sites and fighting to the death, but these dogs’ owners also have a vendetta against wolves, even though they are paid up to $2,500.00 for their loss from the state’s Endangered Species Fund."

  • Wisconsin wolves attack hunting hounds,, a hunters' publication, 8/31/16. "But why are there suddenly so many dogs [killed by wolves]? Because of the “growing popularity of training hound dogs to chase bears during summer months,” says WDNR large carnivore specialist David MacFarland, who adds that there are plenty of WDNR maps that hunters can obtain to see where wolves are most active in order to avoid the animals. But here’s where it gets a little weird: In Wisconsin, it’s not illegal to run dogs through wolf-infested areas. In fact, in 2014, the required license for running dogs before hunting season even begins was eliminated, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. And the extra kicker? There is a state law that actually pays hunters $2,500 for each dog killed by a wolf no matter what – even if the hunter didn’t follow restrictions or laws. While no one wants to lose a dog, this seems like an incredibly odd law for a state riddled with wolves." Please also read the comments, which are even more interesting than the article. Ethical WI hunters weigh in on what some view as excessive bear-baiting, and on hound hunting in general.

  • The Case for Mass Slaughter of Predators Just Got Weaker, By Jani Actman,, 9/1/16. "A new study published Thursday in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment found that there's little scientific evidence that killing predators actually accomplishes the goal of protecting livestock."

  • Causes unclear as wolves kill a record number of hunting hounds, Steve Verberg, Wisconsin State Journal, 8/31/16. "Research suggests that the number of hounds killed by wolves here is higher than elsewhere because Wisconsin law allows bear baiting for a much longer period — about 145 days each year compared to a maximum of 30 days elsewhere."

  • George Wuerthner: Killing wolves not the solution, George Wuerthner, The Spokesman- Review, 8/28/16. "The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has ordered the killing of the Profanity Peak wolf pack in northeast Washington. Six wolves had been killed as of Friday. The kill order is the result of ongoing depredations of domestic cattle that are being grazed on national forest lands. And it is emblematic of what is wrong with our wildlife policies, especially with regard to public lands."

  • Wolf attacks on cattle and hunting dogs rise, Steve Verburg, Wisconsin State Journal, 8/25/16. Two state lawmakers say the situation is intolerable, and they are staging a “wolf summit” next month to urge Congress to remove the species from the endangered list so that hunting and trapping can resume. Conservationists say these lawmakers are grandstanding for a few hunters who want to kill wolves as trophies, and for an agriculture lobby seeking more taxpayer subsidies. Interesting article; the statistics at the end are worth reading.

  • Loose the hounds: Following bear hounds in northern Wisconsin, Dale Bowman, Chicago Sun Times, 8/22/16. A reporter "tags along" on training for bear hunting with true family of hunters, including a teen- aged daughter. Very good detailed description of training and hunting with hounds.

  • 18 Bear Hounds Killed by Wolves in Wisconsin’s Summer Training Season, Rod Coronado, Wolf Patrol, 8/21/16. "Summer 2016 is quickly becoming the deadliest on record for bear hunting hounds killed by wolves in northern Wisconsin, where a July training season means regular clashes with wolf packs traveling to summer rendezvous areas with new pups. Wisconsin is the only state in the country to allow early hound training and bear baiting, despite the loosely regulated practice leading to an increasing number of bear hound deaths each year. While reasonable efforts are made to prevent livestock depredations in Wisconsin, the legal practice of training bear hounds to chase bears (which begins every July 1st) has led to an increased number of violent encounters between federally protected gray wolves and bear hunting hounds."

  • Keep Public Lands Public — And The Wildlife They Protect!, Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Huffington Post, 3 August 2016. "Woody Guthrie captured something essential about our nation when he penned the classic American song, “This Land is Your Land” more than 75 years ago. He understood that one of America’s best ideas - and one of our defining values - was the decision to set aside some of our most wildlife-rich lands and waters for permanent protection for the benefit of all Americans. Sadly, as it was in Woody’s day, this treasured American value is under assault."

  • End hounding and payments for killed hounds, Paul Collins, The Cap Times, 28 July 2016. "Hounders and their lobbyists hold an inexplicable amount of influence with the Wisconsin DNR and state leaders. Each year hounders in Wisconsin release thousands of bloodthirsty dogs onto public lands to be pitted against other species with no permit requirement and zero enforcement. Inevitably several hounds get into fights and are killed by wolves."

  • Why These Rare Species Are Targeted by the GOP, Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, 19 July 2016. "The greater sage-grouse, lesser prairie-chicken, and gray wolf are all featured in the party's new platform, being discussed at the convention in Ohio. . . .The main objection to species conservation is that it might cost money in the short term and limit property rights."

  • Local view: Evidence supports protections for gray wolves, Nancy Warren, Duluth News Tribune, 19 July 2016.

  • Despite sheep kills, farmer not anti-wolf, Karen Madden, USA Today Nework- Wisconsin, 13 July 2016. The owner of seven sheep killed by a pack of wolves earlier this month said he's exploring ways to protect his flock from further attacks. Bryan Jones said he's not angry about the wolves' presence in the state and fears killing a wolf will only divide the pack and create more problems. "We need to find ways to co-exist," Jones said.

  • Wolf delisting lawsuit against Oregon reinstated,, 5 July 2016. "The Oregon Court of Appeals has decided to reconsider a lawsuit against the state that was dismissed in April over its decision last year to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The decision Tuesday means environmentalists will have another chance to argue for a judicial review of the delisting decision, which they say was premature. They may also challenge the validity of House Bill 4040, the controversial new law that prompted the court to toss the case."

  • Reader's View: Don’t let wolf recovery be used to weaken protections, Melissa Tedrowe, Duluth News Tribune, 30 June 2016. "I am encouraged by reports that wolves in Wisconsin are finally starting to make a recovery after nearly being wiped out in the Great Lakes region (“Wis. wolf population hits record,” June 17). What’s not so encouraging, though, is that some officials are hellbent on using this cause for celebration to call to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves and return wolves to state control so they can once again be hunted or trapped for trophies ....Wolf conservation yields enormous benefits to ecosystem health and increases biological diversity. It would be a grave mistake to heed this call to remove Endangered Species Act protections from wolves simply based on the species reaching a certain number, with no other considerations. Are we actually asking for history to repeat itself?"

  • USDA Experiments With New Tool To Deter Wolves: Foxlights Latest Method To Keep Wolves Away From Livestock, Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio, 22 June 2016. "Wildlife officials in Wisconsin are experimenting with a new tool called Foxlights to help farmers and producers keep wolves away from livestock. They were invented by an Australian sheep farmer to keep away foxes. Rachel Tilseth is founder of the advocacy website Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin and a distributor of the lights. Tilseth sold 25 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS-Wildlife Services in northern Wisconsin and said they deter wolves from coming near livestock."

  • Walker Calls For Resuming Wolf Hunting In Wisconsin, Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio, 20 June 2016. "Gov. Scott Walker says he's hopeful a federal judge will allow hunters to begin thinning a growing wolf population in Wisconsin. A Department of Natural Resources winter survey found nearly 900 wolves concentrated in northern and west-central Wisconsin. That record-high number is an increase of 16 percent compared to last year. Walker expressed frustration that Wisconsin's annual wolf hunt, begun in 2012, is on hold because a federal judge relisted the gray wolf as an endangered species in late 2014." Also see the Comments section of this article for some interesting perspectives.

  • State's Wolf Population Reaches Record High , Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio, 16 June 2016. "The state Department of Natural Resources says the state's wolf population has reached a record high in Wisconsin. Between 866 and 897 wolves are roaming the state, a 16-percent increase from last year and record high number since state surveys began decades ago, according to a DNR survey conducted last winter and released Thursday. The DNR's Dave MacFarland says the gain shows the health of the wolf population and that the lack of a hunting and trapping season the last two years may also be playing a role."

  • Wisconsin's wolf population highest ever, with nearly 900 , Todd Richmond, AP, Star Tribune, 16 June 2016. "Figures from the [WI] Department of Natural Resources' over-winter monitoring show between 866 and 897 wolves are roaming the state, up 16 percent from last year's count of 746 to 771 animals."

  • Of wolves, deer, maples and wildflowers, Eric Freedman, Great Lakes Echo, 16 June 2016. "Grey wolves are good for wildflowers like the nodding trillium and the Canada mayflower in the Great Lakes region. They’re also good for young red maples and sugar maples. That’s because white-tailed deer are bad for both wildflowers and maple saplings. And wolves are bad for deer. With the resurgence of wolves in the region, smart deer are learning to keep away from areas with many of the predators, meaning that wildflowers and young maples there have a better chance of survival, according to a recent study by scientists from the University of Notre Dame and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)."

  • Being "Mad About Wildlife" and Redecorating Nature, Marc Bekoff, PhD, Psychology Today, 5 June 2012. "I'm constantly being asked about how to survive with the animals into whose homes we've wantonly trespassed as we incessantly redecorate nature. More and more people say they want to "return to nature" and live among other animals, but many decide that actual co-existence comes at too much of a cost when the animals become "pests." So, the human intruders (and we are indeed an invasive species) decide how they're going to share space and far too often the native residents or those who have moved in and lived in a particular area for years on end - the animals themselves - get the short end of the stick, so to speak, as they're relocated, trapped, poisoned, or shot...."

  • Two GOP State Lawmakers Plan Wolf Summit In September, Glen Moberg, NPR, 10 May 2016. "State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst and State Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, said they want to return wolf management to the states. Tiffany is calling it the Great Lakes Wolf Summit, a meeting of interested parties from Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota to discuss what he said is an out-of-control wolf population.... Tiffany said farmers' and hunters' animals have been hurt by a federal judge's ruling that put the wolves back on the endangered species list."

  • Is hunting really a conservation tool?, Judith Davidoff, Ithmus, 10 May 2016. The findings of a new study co-authored by a UW-Madison researcher challenge the conventional wisdom that hunting is an effective tool for the conservation of predators. It could have implications for Wisconsin’s wolf hunt as well as wildlife management efforts around the world. . . . Chapron and Treves say they have conducted the first rigorous, quantitative test of the hypothesis that poaching — the illegal killing of predators — will decrease if government agents legally kill, or “cull,” the population. They say their findings, which studied changes in wolf populations in Wisconsin and Michigan between 1995 and 2012 - when culling was first banned and then allowed and banned again, alternating a total of 12 times - showed just the opposite. “On the contrary, killing increases poaching,” says Treves.

  • State approves year-round coyote hunt in Michigan, Keith Metheny, Detroit Free Press, 26 April 2016. "Coyotes can be now be hunted year-round in Michigan, after approval by the state Natural Resources Commission. The commission also is allowing nighttime hunting for coyotes and other species and expanding the types of ammunition hunters can use. . . . But Scott Slocum, a wildlife advocate and blogger based in White Bear Lake, Minn., wrote to the Michigan DNR opposing its consideration of expanding the coyote season and night hunting. Slocum cites incidents in recent years in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula where nighttime coyote hunters mistakenly shot domestic dogs. He also noted the DNR's own assertion that the hunt will have no overall impact on coyote populations.. . ."This is not a control measure; this is recreation," he said. "This is allowing people to have the nighttime shooting recreation that they want."

  • Walker May Endorse Presidential Candidate Before Signing Wolf Hunt Law, WSAU radio, 28 March 2016. Assembly Bill 700 changes the dates and the language of the law for wolf hunting and trapping. The new law will set the annual open season for wolf hunting and trapping from October 15 of each year in which wolf hunting and trapping is allowed to the first Saturday in November of each year in which wolf hunting and trapping is allowed. (In our opinion, this change is to allow more time for the hound hunters to participate.)

  • Conflict Misleads Large Carnivore Management and Conservation: Brown Bears and Wolves in Spain, by Alberto Fernández-Gil, Javier Naves, Andrés Ordiz, Mario Quevedo, Eloy Revilla, Miguel Delibes; PLOS, Published March 14, 2016. A new study from Spain echoes recent findings by Washington State University that lethal control or culling of wolves leads to an INCREASE in livestock depredation in the following year. They concludes by urging"...the implementation of better livestock husbandry practices instead of wolf culling, which is counterproductive from damage-management and conservation perspectives. Culling of populations of apex predators is unjustified on scientific grounds; indeed, culling suppress certain ‘apex’ traits, thus altering their role in ecosystems. In addition, the implementation and outcome of conflict-related management actions on large carnivores should also be evaluated on ethical grounds."

  • How killing wolves to protect livestock may backfire, by Sarah Zielinski, Science News, 2 March 2016. "Ranchers have long killed wolves to protect their animals, but the study’s results seemed to show that the practice might not be as productive as they’d like. Now a new study of wolves in the Italian Alps shows why keeping packs together could be a good move for ranchers."

    • Effects of Wolf Mortality on Livestock Depredations, Robert B. Wielgus, Kaylie A. Peebles; PLOS Published: December 3, 2014.

    • Wolf cull backfires as wild canines feast on farm animals, The Conversation, 3 Dec 14. As a livestock farmer in wolf country, it would be reasonable to assume that killing more predators would result in fewer attacks on your animals. However, a new study by Washington State University has turned this assumption on its head by discovering the opposite: the more wolves that are killed (up to a threshold of 25% of the population), the more the remainder preyed on local sheep and cows. Why is this?

  • Hunting bills would strip endangered status from Great Lakes wolves, Garret Ellison, M-Live, 1 March 2016.

  • Congress sportsman bill tackles wolves, lead bullets, access, Rich Landers, The Spokesman Review, 26 February 2016. H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015, was approved, 242-161, and now goes to the Senate. (Text of bill here.) In brief, HR 2406 would expand vehicle access to hunting and fishing areas on public lands, extend protections for the use of lead bullets in hunting and strip wolves of federal protections in four states. The bill also would let hunters import 41 polar bear carcasses shot in Canada before they were declared threatened in 2008 and allow limited imports of ivory from African elephants.

  • Pamlico bear hunting issue pits economic boost versus dog safety, Charlie Hall, New Bern NC Sun Journal, 25 February 2016. Very interesting article. The NC county has a ban on bear hounding, but a commissioner, who is a hunter, wants to have the ban lifted -- specifically, on parts of the county where his hunting club leases land. Apparently, there is HUGE opposition to lifting the ban, and so far, the representatives on a state and local level have listened to their constituency.

    • Timmons: Protect property owners from trespassing hunters, Raymond Timmons, The State, 29 February 2016. Some hunters routinely ignore SC law that prohibits running their dogs onto others’ property without permission. Property owners often don’t complain, for fear of retaliation from armed groups of poachers. Legislature should prohibit using dogs on small tracts of land, let resource officers issue tickets without complaints.

    • Amendment to dog-hunting bill pleases landowners, Pat Robertson, South Carolina Sportsman, 17 February 2016. Legislation includes penalty for removing tracking collars, requires hunter contact information on hunting-dog collars.

  • Coyote hunter shoots two Wisconsin dogs at close range, both pets killed,, 1 February 2016.

  • Political Predator - Dogs of War, video by Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf, taking a closer look at the practice of using hounds to hunt wolves. CAUTION: SOME GRAPHIC CONTENT. 29 December 2015.

  • 2015 Report Released: Best & Worst Animal Protection Laws by State — Ranked #1 – #50, Animal Legal Defense League, 16 December 2015. "The Rankings are based on a comprehensive review of each jurisdiction’s animal protection laws including over 4,000 pages of statutes. This is the longest-running and most authoritative report of its kind, and tracks which states are taking animal protection seriously." NOTE: Wisconsin ranks #44. You can download the entire report here.

  • Making Animal Protection a Political Issue, Karen Dawn, The Progressive, 16 December 2015. "In agriculture, entertainment, and in the field of research, we see animals being treated in ways that are unconscionable to most people, but which are nevertheless legal....But most politicians seem to put almost anything before animal welfare."

  • Wolf provision left out of massive congressional budget bill Steve Karnowski, Associated Press, Dec 16, 2015. A proposal that would have taken gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list did not make it into a massive year-end congressional tax and spending package, an omission that surprised its backers but was welcomed Wednesday by groups that support maintaining federal protections for the predators....Peterson said budget negotiators dropped the provision from the final bill, which was unveiled late Tuesday, because the White House had threatened a veto if the bill contained any changes to the Endangered Species Act.

  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone? Kate Tobin, PBS NewsHour, September 4, 2015

  • Lake Co. MI, Chihuahua Mauled, Killed, by Bear Hunting Hounds, Samantha Radecki, 9 & 10 News, 31 August 2015. "A beloved Chihuahua -- hunting dogs mauled and killed her right here in her owner's front yard." The DNR stated that since the hunting dogs were collared, licensed and let loose on public land, the trainers are not at fault. There was nothing illegal.

  • Why Killing Wolves Might Not Save Livestock, Warren Cornwall, for National Geographic, published December 03, 2014.

  • 20 years of data reveals that Congress doesn't care what you think, Mansur Gidfar, UpWorthy, May 20, 2015. "Professors Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University looked at more than 20 years of data to answer a pretty simple question: Does the government represent the people?. . . Their study took data from nearly 2,000 public-opinion surveys and compared what the people wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The opinions of the bottom 90% of income earners in America has essentially no impact at all. "

  • America Says Yes, Congress Says No to Protecting Endangered Species, By Caeleigh MacNeil, EarthJustice, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

  • Why Wolves Need Federal Protection, Founder's Blog- Howling For Wolves, July 7, 2015. "Recent history has shown that when Federal protection is removed, it leaves individual states to make policy decisions regarding wolf management. Unfortunately, those decisions are often made hastily, without solid, scientifically-based input or understanding of their possible impacts."

  • Court upholds conservation act — wolf group lawsuit dismissed, AP, 16 July 2015. 'The Michigan Court of Claims has upheld a law empowering an appointed panel to allow hunting of wolves. The state Legislature approved the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act last August. It gave the Michigan Natural Resources Commission the authority to classify animals as game species. The commission already had given wolves that designation, which led to the state’s first authorized wolf hunt in 2013. The law nullified two citizen votes last fall that would have prevented wolf hunts. A group called Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed suit, saying the law violated the Michigan Constitution. In a ruling issued Friday, Court of Claims Judge Mark T. Boonstra disagreed, writing that the group’s suit “fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.” He said the court was not taking a position on whether wolves should be hunted or not.'

    • Wolf lawsuit dismissed by Michigan Court of Claims, By Christie Bleck - For The Daily News, 16 July 2015. "The Michigan Court of Claims has dismissed a lawsuit by anti-hunting groups challenging the constitutionality of the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act."

  • POV: The Gray Wolf, Travel Channel. VIDEO -- Experience life through the eyes of a gray wolf in Westcliffe, CO.

  • My Open Letter To President Obama about His Hostile Polices and Indifference Toward Wildlife, Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife, 1 July 2015.

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Rejects Plan to Reclassify Wolves, Keep Wolf Recovery Going, Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 30 June 2015.

  • 30 June 2015: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Threatened Status for Gray Wolf, Rejecting Reasonable Compromise on Contentious Issue. HSUS

  • No sign of #wolves impacting big game in WA, Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review, 26 June 2-15

  • Politicians against wolves: Update on the legislative assault against the wolves of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming, 24 June 2015.

  • Wisconsin Wolf Season Report 2014-15. David MacFarland and Jane Wiedenhoeft, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Of the 154 wolves harvested, trapping with foothold traps accounted for 124 (80.5%), and 30 (19.5%) wolves were harvested by hunters. Of the 30 wolves harvested by hunters, 6 (3.8%) were hunted with the aid of dogs. Three wolves were harvested with archery equipment; firearm was the method of harvest for all other animals (table 3). No wolves were harvested with the use of cable restraints."

  • Udall Fights Inadequate Funding and Unprecedented Poison Pill Riders in Interior & Environment Appropriations Bill, press release from Sen. Tom Udall, 18 June 2015. "Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, voted to oppose the inadequate funding and dangerous poison pill riders on the subcommittee's Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill. Despite opposition from Udall and all of the Democrats on the Appropriations Committee, the bill was approved and now moves to the full Senate for consideration....Udall: ‘I cannot stand by and watch while our nation’s most important environmental laws are dismantled’"

  • Wolves play an important part in the Great Lake ecosystem and it's time to protect them, Jill Fritz on MLive, 18 June 2015.

  • WISCONSIN WOLF UPDATE: Wolf Numbers Up, Livestock Depredations Down, No Hunt this Fall, Wolf Patrol, 15 June 2015. "Last week, Wolf Patrol attended Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) public meeting on the state’s wolf population. . . . .This year’s meeting came with three items that conservationists should be happy about, first, that despite three years of sport hunting, gray wolves have continued to expand into suitable habitat, now numbering an estimated 746 animals. . . . Secondly, last year saw the lowest incidents of livestock depredations attributed to wolves and WDNR officials were on hand to credit (at least partially) an increase in the use of better nonlethal control methods which have been increasingly used more effectively in Wisconsin. The third item announced by WDNR last week, was that despite ongoing efforts by WDNR and other states to regain legal control of gray wolves following the December 2015 re-listing decision, it has been decided that there will not be a 2015 wolf hunting season. While it might seem a given that there would not be a hunt after wolves were so recently returned to endangered species protections, conservationists shouldn’t expect wolf hunts to be a thing of the past in lieu of numerous legal attempts to circumvent the Endangered Species Act,
         There is much good information in this article, including details of hounding and the technology used. Wisconsin has more legal hound hunting activity than any other state in the midwest, allowing hunting not only for wolves, but also for black bear, raccoon, fox, bobcat and coyote. Hound hunters may legally use captured fox, coyote and raccoons to train their dogs.To train bear hounds, hunters can legally chase black bear beginning in July which is also when wolves and their spring pups are most active and territorial. Since the hunters are often so far away from their GPS- equipped hounds, this results in the deaths of dozens of hunting dogs every year. The DNR can issue alerts about where dogs have been killed, but the hunting laws can only be changed by legislative act.

  • Can We Create a Culture of Wolf Respect? , Rick Lamplugh's Blog, 3 June 2015. " Federal and state governments in the U.S. also send important—and deadly—messages. Some states have federally approved wolf management plans that define protecting wolves as keeping a certain number of wolves alive, while surplus wolves can be and should be legally killed. Those plans endanger wolves in two ways. First, the animals die in legal hunts. Second, government-sanctioned killing influences the intention to poach. If the government says it’s acceptable to hunt wolves, then citizens figure it’s also acceptable to poach them.
         }"Events in Wisconsin exemplify this. There, the state killed wolves implicated in livestock attacks, believing that taking out “bad wolves” would foster greater tolerance for wolves in general. But a study found the opposite: Wisconsin residents who lived in wolf areas showed a decline in tolerance and an increase in intention to poach wolves. Tolerance fell even further after the state’s first legal wolf hunt."

  • DNR division chiefs recommend approving updated wolf plan, John Pepin, Mining Journal, 4 June 2015. "Regardless of changes in legal status, this updated management plan acknowledges that wolves in Michigan have surpassed state and federal population goals for 15 years," the chiefs said. "Further, and regardless of the federal listing status, the state has and will continue to have management responsibility for wolves in the state. It is the regulatory authority over lethal take of wolves that varies with the changing state and federal status of wolves." Therefore, DNR officials said the ability of the state to administer some parts of the plan, including the methods used, will vary depending on the federal and state legal status of the species.

  • New Challenges Face Wolves , Wolfwatcher, the NWC Newsletter, June 2015. Details of the FY 2016 null House Interior/EPA Appropriations Bill rider that undermines the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and strips gray wolves in the Great Lakes Region and Wyoming of existing federal protections. Includes list of all of the riders to the Appropriations Bill and how citizens can take action.

  • WOLF AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND COEXISTENCE INITIATIVE, Melissa Smith, 10 June 2015. Melissa Smith of Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf, Jodi Habush Sinykin of Midwest Environmental Advocates, Jon Thundercloud of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Sandra Skinaway, Tribal Chairwoman of the Sandy Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa, and Dr. Adrian Treves of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies,UW Madison, have partnered to create and organize a one of its kind conference, July 15th & July 16th, 2015, to address the need for wildlife stewardship reflective of democratic values, best available science and Public Trust principles.

  • APPROPRIATIONS: Jewell, enviros slam 'dreadful' policy riders in Interior-EPA bill , E & E Daily, 10 June 2015. "A top Obama administration official joined environmentalists in blasting numerous policy riders contained in the House fiscal 2016 spending plan for the Interior Department and U.S. EPA unveiled yesterday. . . . "They're dreadful, and they should be eliminated," Jewell told E&E Daily about the policy riders after a wildfire briefing yesterday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver. . . .Along with the sage grouse provision, the bill would legislatively delist wolves in the Great Lakes and Wyoming and would limit the government's ability to regulate ivory and the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle."

  • Rep. McCollum Statement on Interior Appropriations Rider to Delist Gray Wolves, Rep. Betty McCollum, 9 June 2015. "“This rider is a tremendous overreach that would interfere in the federal listing of endangered species. Our committee’s role is to appropriate the necessary funds to allow the expert staff of scientists and professionals to do their jobs working to protect endangered species. This bill should not be mandating which species do or do not require protection. “The judicial branch exists to provide oversight and review of our nation’s laws, and the idea that this Republican Appropriations bill would try to circumvent that constitutionally critical process is wrong."

  • Wolves may be off endangered species list -- again, Catharine Richert, MPR Capitol View, 9 June 2015. "Buried in the fiscal 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill is language that would effectively require the secretary of the interior to reissue a federal rule that took gray wolves in the western Great Lakes, which includes Minnesota, off the list. The bill also stipulates that the action would not be subject to judicial review."

  • Wisconsin wolf population growing, but another hunt still in doubt, Steven Verburg, WIsconsin State Journal, 12 June 2015. "Wisconsin’s small population of endangered gray wolves grew by about 13 percent in the last year, a state Department of Natural Resources official said Thursday. The first increase in the estimated population since hunting and trapping became legal again in 2012 indicates that the population can be managed without doing permanent harm, said the DNR’s large carnivore specialist, David MacFarland, but it remains unlikely that another hunt will take place this fall.

  • Senators call for action to save Isle Royale wolves, Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2015. "An extinction of wolves at Isle Royale could lead to significant, harmful changes to the ecosystem in this remote park," Senators [Gary Peters, D-Mich; Debbie Stabenow, also D-Mich.; Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M] said in the letter to Jarvis. "The three remaining wolves may struggle to reproduce, and if they do produce offspring, the tiny genetic pool will lead to inbreeding and further complications."

  • County board ignores facts about wolves, The Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI), 27 May 2015. "The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners has chosen to ignore facts by passing two resolutions within the past four months, containing false statements about wolves.....The May 13th resolution claims wolves are responsible for 'The deer population decline and our livestock depreciated [sic].' Severe winters, not wolves, have resulted in increased deer mortality rates from the Upper Midwest to New England. This includes states with no wolves: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Pennsylvania. Wolf-livestock conflicts have been low. Over the past nine years in Gogebic County, wolves have been responsible for the death of two calves, one guinea hen, one dog and one hunting hound pursing game. In the entire U.P. there are about 900 farms and 50,000 head of cattle. In 2014, wolves were responsible for 26 verified livestock losses. So far, in 2015, there have been only two livestock losses.... As writer, Christian Bovee, stated, 'We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.'"

  • Tolerance of wolves in Wisconsin continues to decline, UW Madison News, 22 May 2015. Those clamoring to shoot, snare, and trap wolves for sport in the Great Lakes region made a lot of claims about how a public hunting season would increase social tolerance of this apex predator. A new study in the the journal Environmental Conservation demonstrates that this is just not the case.

  • Wolf Supporters File Suit Challenging Law Intended to Undermine the Will of Michigan Voters, Keep MI Wolves Protected, 2 April 2015. Voters Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed a lawsuit in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Claims to overturn the so-called Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on the grounds that it violates the state’s constitution. The lawsuit challenges an underhanded legislative effort intended to overturn the result of two 2014 ballot measures through which Michigan voters soundly rejected sport hunting of wolves. "The proponents of this misleading legislation combined several unrelated issues into the law such as funding for the control of Asian carp and free hunting licenses to members of the active military,” said Jill Fritz, director of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected. “It was a cynical and veiled attempt to prevent Michigan voters from having a say on hunting of wolves and other animals.” Article has a very good timeline of the wolf hunting situation in Michigan.

  • MI Senator Gary Peters letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 27 March 2015, urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downlist gray wolves to threatened status, which will maintain their federal protection while giving federal and state wildlife managers the flexibility to address problem wolves in a targeted way.

  • The experts have already spoken, Britt Ricci, The Post Crescent, 26 March 2015. "I could not agree more with Rep. Reid Ribble's claim that we should let the experts make decisions regarding Wisconsin's gray wolves....Unfortunately, politically entrenched, vocal and powerful hunting, trapping and livestock groups have been the only forces influencing wolf management decisions here in Wisconsin. An aggressive, misinformation campaign has been raging, and wolves continue to face persecutionsupported by false claims and blatant lies of those who want to eradicate wolves as if they were vermin. And although these special interest groups and their politicians have taken the reins to slash wolf populations in the guise of 'conservation,' nowhere does actual science support the need to kill wolves."

  • The congressmen afraid of the big bad wolf, Drew Caputo, Congress Blog, 18 March 2015. "Wolf attacks on humans are exceptionally rare. In the lower 48 states, there has never been a single recorded human death from a wolf attack. Not one. Putting Alaska and Canada together, there were two deaths in the past decade attributed to wolves. Prior to that, a 2002 report by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research found a total of 18 wolf attacks in North America in the past 100 years. Only six of those attacks occurred in the U.S.—four in Alaska and two in Minnesota, in most of which the victims weren’t injured. Two of the attacks in Alaska left the victims dead of rabies. Both of those happened in the 1940s....
    "     ... the U.S. Department of Agriculture found wolves to be responsible for less than one-quarter of one percent of all cattle loss in 2010 in the lower 48 states and, even when lumped together with other carnivores, for less than four percent of sheep deaths. A cow or sheep has a much greater chance of being killed by weather, disease, or feed additives than by a wolf. Understandably, a few cattle or sheep lost could be a major event for one livestock owner, so assisting those who do suffer those losses is appropriate and readily accomplished under existing law. "

  • Listen to the people; protect wolves, Julie Andrzejewski, SC Times, 19 March 2015. "According to a DNR survey in 2012, 79 percent of Minnesotans opposed wolf hunting and trapping. Other 2013 polls indicate a large majority of Minnesotans and Wisconsinites want wolves to be protected, oppose trophy recreational wolf hunting, and the use of traps, bait and dogs to hunt wolves."

  • Wolf Attacks More Myth Than Reality, Jennifer Viegas, DIscovery News, 11 March 2015. "From fairy tales to phrases like "lone-wolf terrorist," wolves are vilified in our culture, and yet a fact check finds that a person is more likely to be killed by lightning, ATVs, dogs, cows, and even elevators than by a wolf."

  • A natural predator is harmed by congressional delisting, Elizabeth Huntley, JS Online, 7 March 2015.

  • Let the experts make decisions regarding Wisconsin's gray wolves, Rep. Reid Ribble, JS Online, 7 March 2015.

  • Lawmakers Howl for Problem Solving on Wolf Protection, Michael Markarian, 6 March 2015.

  • Grijalva, DeFazio Lead 79 Members in Urging Wolf Protections – Letter Calls on Interior Secretary to Change Course, Use Best Science, 4 March 2015, Press release.

  • Public comment sought on draft update of Michigan Wolf Management Plan, MI DNR press release, 4 March 2015.

  • Michigan DNR appeals federal court's wolf decision, 27 Feb 2015. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened species status.

  • VIDEO: Political Predator, Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf, 17 February 2015. The film's subject is how the Wisconsin Wolf Hunt came to be, and has been carried out until relisting in December of 2014. The wolf is currently in jeopardy again with two congressional bills. The film goes into great depth regarding the politicization of the species, including the attack on the Wisconsin Idea, the UW system and science. Wildlife biologists, educators, sociologists, native tribal leaders, politicians and farmers are included in this documentary. Even if you aren't partial to wolves, it's a must see, especially in light of the current budget proposal. The film is produced by Melissa Smith and directed, edited and filmed by Trevor Triggs at Duckworks Media.

  • Pack of Scientists Urges Congress to Leave Wolves, ESA Alone, Wayne Pacelle, 18 February 2015. "Today, more than 50 world-renowned wildlife biologists and scientists, many of whom have devoted their entire professional careers toward understanding the social and biological issues surrounding wolves in North America, sent a letter to Congress urging members to oppose any efforts to strip federal protections for wolves in the contiguous 48 states."

  • Politicians Crying Wolf, Michael Markarian, 17 February 2015.

  • Guest column: Defend the wolf, and defend the Endangered Species Act, Mike Lehnert, MLive, 15 February 2015.

  • Federal Legislation Would Strip ESA Protections for Gray Wolves , HSUS Press Release, 12 Febraury 2015.

  • Wisconsin Ag Groups Push Congress to Delist Wolves, Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2015. Please note the list of groups who are asking that wolve hunting be resumed.

    • 2014 Wolf Depredation Reporty, WI DNR for numbers and types of livestock, hunting dogs, pets, etc. killed and injured during the past year. Remember also that the state pays reparations for livestock and domestic animals killed by wolves EXCEPT for those hunting dogs hunting/training to hunt wolves.

  • Northern Lower Peninsula wolf survey starts Feb. 16 , Michigan DNR Press Release, 9 February 2015.

  • Groups Petition to Reclassify Gray Wolves to Threatened Status under Endangered Species Act, HSUS Press Release, 27 January 15.

  • Ribble Bill Would Affect Wolf Protection, Wisconsin State Farmer, 21 Jan 15: Wisconsin Representative Reid Ribble is leading the effort for legislation, possibly a rider attached to a funding bill, to remove wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act once and for all. If passed, these laws would allow aggressive state-based population reduction programs (trapping, hunting, and, in WI, hounding) to resume -- and proposed bills include the phrase "shall not be subject to judicial review," which means there would be NO legal recourse!

  • Study Sheds Light on Top Causes of Deer Mortality, Paul A. Smith, JS Online, 25 January 2014. Results of a 4-year study by a partnership of the Department of Natural Resources and University of Wisconsin: The rates of mortality were: human hunting 43% (higher, if you count 8% poaching), starvation 9%, coyote 7%, wolf 6% and roadkill 6%.

  • On Friday, 19 December 2014, Federal District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a decision returning wolves in the Great Lakes Region, including Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, to the Federal Endangered Species List. You can read Judge Beryl A. Howell's decision in its entirety here.

  • Charges OK'd against MI hunters accused of videotaping dogs mauling a coyote, hitting another with a truck , John Barnes, Michigan Live, 15 January 2015. CAUTION: GRAPHIC VIDEO. The hunters have been under investigation for videotaping three hunting dogs mauling a coyote one had shot. They also were being investigated for running down a coyote with a truck, then videotaping the injured animal before killing it. One hunter faces one count of killing/torturing animals, a four-year felony, as well as four misdemeanor counts: general violation of wildlife conservation, two counts of abandonment/cruelty to an animal, and taking game from a vehicle. Penalties range from 90 to 93 days in jail. The second hunter also faces one felony count of killing/torturing animals and one misdemeanor count of abandonment/cruelty to an animal. Both incidents were witnessed by one of the men's 12-year-old son, according to records.

    • Video in coyote killing raises questions about ethics and the future of wolf hunting in Michigan, Mlive, 12 June 2014/ 14 July 2014. Hunter orders hounds to attack wounded coyote WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Hunter in Gogebic County records video of hound dogs attacking a wounded coyote. The original six minute video that was posted on YouTube has since been taken down as criminal charges are considered. This video was edited for time consideration. "...Its implications are larger and about to become part of a national narrative in the debate about wolf hunting – one of Michigan’s hottest political issues. Anti-hunt groups fear hounding could become a new method in Michigan's emerging wolf hunt, illegal now for wolves, but legal for some other game." Interesting, if upsetting, article also quotes Mike Thorman, legislative leader for the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation:. 'Many times hunters release the animal that has been tracked. This is not what we stand for.' He stressed that hound-hunting organizations strongly opposed using dogs in the recent Michigan wolf hunt."


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