In yesterday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal there was an article about the upcoming wolf killing seasons in Wisconsin and Minnesota and the controversy surrounding them. The article explained the insane use of dog packs and night hunting in Wisconsin along with the usual whining from hunters that there are “no deer.” From the article:
For some, particularly farmers concerned about attacks on cattle and hunters who say wolves have reduced the number of deer, the hunt is long overdue.
“A lot of people are just looking forward to getting the population down to a more reasonable level,” said Mark A. Toso, president of the Wisconsin Deer Hunters Association.
There you have it. This hunt is all about revenge and they want to kill hundreds of wolves to get the numbers down to what they view as a “reasonable” level. Then there is this gem:
“In Wisconsin, a state board last week gave the go-ahead for the Department of Natural Resources to set wolf-hunting quotas for a hunt whose parameters were largely set out in legislation signed by Gov. Scott Walker in April. The goal in Wisconsin is to gradually reduce the population from at least 800 to somewhere above 350, a state target designed to be sustainable for wolves and acceptable to humans, state officials said.”
I don’t know about you but as a “human” I find the current number of wolves to be perfectly acceptable. And there we go with that 350 number again. If you read between the lines this means that hundreds of wolves are to be slaughtered in Wisconsin and pushed as close to that mythical 350 number as they can be if not lower. I wonder what they will blame for the “low” deer numbers after they slaughter over 450 wolves?
It is nice to see a national media outlet finally reporting what Wisconsin plans to do to the wolves in our state. This is the first mention that I have seen from a major newspaper about the use of dog packs and night hunting being allowed against wolves. The article also mentions that the Humane Society of the United States is also considering a lawsuit to stop the killing season from taking place.
Wisconsin along with other wolf hating states have shown that the gray wolf should never be allowed to be “managed” by the states. With the exception of Michigan each state that has been given control of wolf “management” have set out to kill as many wolves as they can through the most barbaric methods possible. For this reason alone the small population of gray wolves in the lower 48 should never be controlled by the states. Scott Suder introducing his extreme wolf slaughter bill the very day when wolves were removed from the endangered species list should have been a wake up call for the feds and wildlife advocates everywhere. No matter what comes from their mouths these people have one goal, and that is to cause a second extermination of the gray wolf in the lower 48. Their own actions prove this.
Here is the article from the Wall Street Journal: