Slob Hunting Advocates Now Control Wisconsin Wildlife “Management” and Brag About It

09 Sep

I often wonder why us living wildlife advocates are labeled as being “extremists” because we would rather see wildlife alive rather than dead. If you really want the true face of extremism when it comes to wildlife “management” in Wisconsin look no further than bear hounder shill and kill everything advocate Robert Welch and his “Hunters Rights Coalition.” This guy and his group feel that no type of killing brutality should be off limits as evidenced by the wolf kill bill that his group, another name for the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, wrote for their puppet Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC). Take a look at the “victories” the NRA and the Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition are heralding:

Wis. Hunters Rights Coalition a National Model

This is what they tout as victories:

  • Allowing 10 year olds to kill animals.
  • Expanding bear hounder dog “training,” and children to participate in hounding because in their words: “Bear Hunting is truly a family sport and this will ensure more kids are able to be in the woods.” Thats right nothing like blowing a bear cub out of a tree and having dogs rip it apart to bond with your family.
  • Allowing uncased guns in a vehicle, because you never know when you might have to do a little illegal road hunting.
  • Concealed carry law, because this has so much to do with hunting
  • The wolf kill bill, of course.
  • The “Sporting Heritage Act” which teaches killing IN our schools for credit.
  • Makes all stewardship lands open for killing of all sorts.
  • Law that requires majority of Natural Resources Board Members be hunters, trappers, and part of agriculture. That’s not stacking the deck is it?
  • Putting anti-wildlife bear hounder shills in charge of the DNR.
  • Appointing canned hunting operator and Safari Club International leader, Greg ‘Kaz’ Kazmierski, to the Natural Resources Board. No conflict of interest here.
  • Castle Doctrine Law. Because this again has so much to do with hunting. Maybe if you are hunting unarmed minorities who happen to come onto your porch.
  • Appointment of Texas canned hunting advocate James Kroll as a “Deer Czar.” Another example of $120,000 fiscal conservatism at its best.
  • Crossbow killing bill. Because we just have to make it easier to kill don’t we?
  • Wetland destruction bill.

These groups know that they have total control of the DNR and legislature so they flat out brag about it. They had a canned hunting operator who will directly benefit from what he votes on appointed to the Natural Resources Board. Then they have written into law a stacking of the deck by requiring four of the seven Natural Resources Board members be hunters and part of agriculture. Again voting on rules that directly benefit them. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this? I though that the Public trust Doctrine made it clear that wildlife was to be “managed” for the benefit of ALL citizens, not just select special interests? Of course many Democrats also voted for these insane bills, so insanity reigns on both sides. Could this be the next lawsuit looming on the horizon?

Welch and his bear hounder benefactors own the DNR and legislature and make no secret of this. However, more and more hunters are starting to speak out about Welch, George Meyer, the bear hounders, and the other slob hunting proponents. Their power grab is rubbing many people the wrong way. Could we be seeing the beginnings of a “civil war” within the Wisconsin hunting community? One can only hope.



Posted by on September 9, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


14 responses to “Slob Hunting Advocates Now Control Wisconsin Wildlife “Management” and Brag About It

  1. chance

    September 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    And remember- anyone that opposes these idiots is an “extremist” I think the most tragic thing about all this happening in Wisconsin is that this extremism is being supported by both political parties…….

    • Pete Braun

      September 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Tragic, indeed. Even more so that they will stop at nothing to shut us up.

  2. chance

    September 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    It makes you wonder why politicians are such cowards

  3. Rita k. Sharpe

    September 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Chance politicians just want to deep their jobs.They need to use toilet paper to wipe their noses from all the brown nosing.

  4. Suzanne Dunham

    September 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    And then you have our senator, Mr. Ryan, who is also an avid trophy hunter and brags about it like that is something to be proud of!

  5. Suzanne Dunham

    September 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Oops! I just gave Mr. Ryan a boost calling him a senator, he’s only a representative, but there are a lot of hunters who support him and that makes it hard for the anti-hunting people if we want to get anything done to stop the killing.

  6. patti

    September 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Man up and support life and teach your children and grandchildren to respect life in order to serve the higher purpose of their lives.

  7. gannonned

    September 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    If anyone’s interested, here’s the link I wrote about trying to instill values in my children. You can skip the early part about superheroes if you want, but it comes back around to wolves. The drawings are mine too, about the disappearing act wolves have experienced. In fact, I’m in a show at the Phipps that opens next Friday and almost all of the art is about wolves. Here’s a link to two of my essays, and a link to the show if anyone is near Hudson, WI.

    I hope this isn’t too self-promotional, but I really think my essays might resonate with some people who follow this blog, and if nothing else you might appreciate my drawings/painting. My grandfather knew Ernest Tompson Seton who changed his mind about wolves, and the blog is named after his wolf experience, The King of the Currumpaw.

  8. gannonned

    September 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Thompson… oops.

  9. Chris

    September 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    As an “Extremeist,” I’d like to Extremely kick every one of their Ignorant, Selfish, Psychotic As*es to another universe! BTW, where are the Democrats regarding all this? People of Wisconsin – unless you’re an evil, greedy, psychotic, killing machine, VOTE these Ignoramuses Out of office and vote in people who Sincerely Care about the State and it’s Citizens!

  10. Bobette Traul

    September 10, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Senator Erpenbach is on our side and asked us to never give up “hounding” [no pun intended] these people. Letters to the editor, your reps. and blogs all add up. There is an increasing groundswell of anger, hatred and bitterness towards hunters and hunting. The wolf hunts have helped blow it up even more. The Wedge Pack situation is a prime example of turning people against ranching public lands. We must keep our side of the conversation alive and push these redneck bloodlusters where they belong- on the road to hell.

  11. Bobette Traul

    September 10, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Ned, your art and passionate writing leave me breathless. The wolf drawings are wonderful. I need to read again when it’s not so late. I know Eoin Breadon. His parents are friends of mine and Dr. Breadon was a colleague with my husband at the Monroe Clinic. I wish I had wings, I’d love to see the exibit.

    • gannonned

      September 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks for looking.

      • Diane

        September 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        I had to print out the listing of victories of the WI hunters rights coalition just to remind myself of the huge number of abuses against wildlife passed in just in the past year. The listing both sickened & scared me. Ned with those wonderful wolf drawings, Rali, Patricia & all of the rest of you on this site give me hope that enlightened people do exist in WI. We must continue the “good fight”


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