Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) Calls Wolf Lawsuit “Frivolous”

15 Aug

**UPDATE** This guy is running against Suder for the State Assembly Seat in District 69. I don’t know where he stands on the wolf issue but I doubt it could be as extreme as Suder’s view. Let’s do all that we can to get Suder voted out of his cushy gig in the Assembly. This man’s arrogance knows no bounds and wouldn’t it be the ultimate insult to see him forced to pack his bags? Of course I am sure ALEC or the Koch Brothers will have a nice job all lined up for him. Please visit and consider contributing below.

Paul Knoff for State Assembly

Of course you knew that it was only a matter of time before we heard words of wisdom from the “author” of the wolf kill bill, Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC, WBHA). Here is what the bear hounder, ALEC puppet, and wolf hater had to say in the Marshfield News-Herald:

Suder column: Wolf lawsuit is frivolous

“Late this week, a frivolous lawsuit was filed against the DNR and NRB by radical animal rights groups who are trying to stop the wolf hunt from taking place. This is a direct assault on Wisconsin’s ability to manage its increasing wolf population.

It’s time for groups like this to stop wasting taxpayer dollars to try and thwart the bipartisan law, which is supported by the public. The DNR needs to be entrusted to manage the wolf population. I would urge the attorney general to defend the DNR and work quickly to allow this hunt to take place.”

“Radical animal rights groups?” So apparently our local humane societies are now “radical animal rights groups?” This guy has the nerve to call those who care about wildlife “radical” while he rammed through the most extreme hunting bill in the country? I would also like to see his documentation that this bill was supported by “the public.” The only “public” that this guy gives a damn about is his extreme hunter base and those who ALEC tells him to listen to. Remember this is the same extremist who had a fit when the HSUS partnered with the DNR to remind people not to mess with baby wildlife. I guess Suder would rather have people just kill the baby animals that they come across with packs of dogs or step on them? It is time to stand up to Suder and the other anti-wildlife politicians from both parties who voted for this insane bill. These bullies need to be called out for what they really are. How hypocritical for one of the most extreme lawmakers in this state to label anything as “radical.” Pot meet kettle, Scott Suder! We have been focusing on Walker’s radical agenda, but Suder and his ALEC puppet masters are the ones really behind much of it. If you can stomach looking at this guy’s picture here is what his website says:

“Please feel free to contact Scott with any issues you may have.  Your continued input is important so please, keep in touch!”

Yes, lets contact Scott and let him know exactly how we feel and what issues we have. Let him hear from the real “public” rather than his bear hounder string pullers. Please contact him here:


Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


6 responses to “Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) Calls Wolf Lawsuit “Frivolous”

  1. Suzanne Dunham

    August 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for keeping us up to date on the wolf hunting. I am getting so sick of all the killing and the hunter’s reasons for having to kill. Another thing I have a problem with is them using their dogs to hunt down the wolves (and bears)! It’s like “oh well” if their dogs get killed or maimed.

  2. Travis

    August 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Hunting for sport and trophy (including with dogs) is a severe emotional disturbance.

  3. Bobette Traul

    August 16, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Answer Suder on his site and write letters and comments to your representatives.

  4. gannonned

    August 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Supported by the public? It wasn’t even supported by the DNR without an immense arm twist. He says let the DNR manage the wolf population, but the DNR has been overpowered by politicians and lobby groups.

  5. gannonned

    August 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Here’s a leter I sent to Suder:

    Dear Representative Suder,
    In recent comments, you stated that the public supports your legislation on wolves, which includes hunting with dogs and traps. I am a member of the public to which you refer, and I do not support these measures. More controlled hunting in areas that have seen predations without the use of dogs or traps would be a much more sensible, effective, and humane way to approach this issue. I am disappointed that you also say that the DNR should be left to manage this when many in that office have raised concerns and worries over the way legislators like you are disregarding their voice over how to progress with a wolf hunting season. The Natural Resources Board is calling the shots, and it consists of politicians, not experts on wildlife management.

    I would like to highlight a few facts. First, citizens of Wisconsin will now pay taxes to compensate bear hunters, coyote hunters, deer hunters, and hunters of anything but wolves if their dogs are killed by wolves. However, if we are honst, there is no way to verify what a hunter is after when his/her dog is killed. As a taxpayer and a person who personally thinks hunting with dogs is distasteful (it puts the dogs in “harms” way), I object to this. I do not object to paying taxes that go toward livestock compensations. Furthermore, as Jurewicz states, “…it’s like they’re asking for trouble…” (quoted in Eau Claire Leader Telegram) by making wolves more wary and likely more aggressive to dogs through this approach.

    Secondly, I object to several of the choices the current administration is making. The hunting season is too long, allowing hunters to kill wolves that are pregnant or not full grown. I also object to the permissiveness of hunting with dogs and trapping which are both more vicious ways to kill a predator than simply shooting it. They also take less skill on the part of the hunter. Many hunters know they will not even find a wolf if they are not allowed to trap it or stalk it with dogs.

    Thirdly, the hunting provisions seem to in no way account for hotspots in terms of predator conflicts in the form of predations on dogs or livestock. The hunt should be limited in scope to areas that have traditionally had these incidents to create a sense of boundaries. When all is said and done, predations are very low, and this hunt amounts to the decisions of a special interest minority.

    When the biologists (Wydeven, Thiel), wildlife researchers (Van Deleen), Department of Endangered Species experts (Jurewicz) and the knowledgeable employees of the Department of Natural Resources are stating their tolerance for a wolf hunt but say it is being mishandled, why are we not listening? “The final versions of the bills approved by the Legislature include more of the influence of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association and their persuasive lobbyist Bob Welch…than the concerns of the biologists…” (Quoted from the Eau Claire Leader Telegram). It’s time we began listening to science, reason and sense in the political sphere and not to the loudest or wealthiest voices. You may think the public is behind you because you are only listening to a portion of it. I hope you will listen to the other side as well and truly represent the people of Wisconsin. Otherwise, you may demonstrate to the country that the legislators of Wisconsin are, indeed, not capable of managing our wolf population at the state level.
    Ned Gannon
    Eau Claire, WI

    • Kim Bean

      August 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Ned— very well stated letter, science is and has not been used in managing our wolf populations in the west and now in the mid-west politics are reigning high as well. We are fighting like hell out here in the west to overcome the politics that are killing our wildlife for the sake of money and at the cost of our public lands.


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