Wolves were delisted in 2011 and Wisconsin state legislature designated the wolf a game animal to be managed through a wolf hunt, making Wisconsin; Out of all the states that hunt wolves, only Wisconsin allows hound hunters to use unleashed packs of dogs to hunt wolves. Wisconsin, quite literally, throws “dogs to the wolves.” Source
I sat through dozens of Wisconsin DNR Wolf Advisory Committee meetings and witnessed the imperiled wolf become nothing more; than a commodity for hunting. At the WAC monthly meetings recreational, trophy hunts, harvest and it (meaning wolf) were the main words being tossed about in the name of wolf management.
Wisconsin’s wolf recovery began in the late 1970s.
I listened to the wolf advisory committee members discuss changing wolf hunt management zone boundaries. DNR biologists on the WAC suggested making sub zones in areas where chronic wolf depredations on livestock have occurred. But the outcry…
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