In a disgusting fluff piece written by pro-killing “outdoors” writer, Paul Smith, a wolf killing sadist is apparently being made out to be some king of “hero” for his kill. The killer, Dennis Nitz, is also a trapper who apparently gets off on killing animals for fun. Not content just waiting for a wolf to kill through shooting, this guy had to set traps, and use electronic calls to lure wolves out.
Dennis Nitz, though, was filled with excitement. He took the day off from his construction job to dedicate it to his first opportunity to wolf hunt and trap in his native state.
Nitz grew up in Boyd and learned to hunt and trap at an early age. He especially grew to like predator hunting and trapping, primarily for coyotes.
Then we have Smith relating the story of how Nitz killed the wolf as if he did something heroic:
Nitz used a recording to emit a distressed rabbit call. The first response came from a murder of crows. Then, just minutes later, the first wolf howled. Over the next hour, the wolves moved closer. There was little wind, Nitz said, and the animals circled.
Most of the wolves were to the northeast of the blind. But at about 6:15, a wolf howled very close, from the west. Nitz turned around and saw a wolf standing broadside at 47 yards. He leveled his .243 rifle and squeezed off a shot. The report echoed through the clearing and moments later he was putting his tag on one of the first wolves taken in Wisconsin’s newest hunting opportunity.
The animal was a male; it weighed 72 pounds.
So in other words this “hero” probably shot a young curious pup. What a man. Then of course we have the whining about supposed “death threats” that Nitz has been receiving:
Photos of Nitz with the dead wolf were placed on Facebook on Monday night. He said he started to receive death threats within minutes.
“It’s a pretty wild topic,” Nitz said, acknowledging the emotion and controversy surrounding wolf hunting.
The pelt is at a taxidermist. It will be made into a life-size mount.
“It might have been my only chance, I don’t know,” Nitz said. “For me, this was the ultimate hunting opportunity in Wisconsin. These are the top predators and their population is growing and needs to be controlled.”
Death threats, if they indeed happened, are not acceptable. Let this sadist’s own actions show what kind of a person that he really is. But he posts his sick pictures on the internet, and wonders why people get upset? Of course he had to use the same old propaganda about how the wolf population need to be “controlled.” It is shameful to write a fluff piece about this person and the pleasure he got from killing an animal just struggling to survive. Of course he also has to have the poor wolf stuffed to provide a morbid trophy that he can show to brag what a bad ass he is with his guns, electronic call, and traps. The modern “sportsman” in action. I guess it really isn’t about “putting food on the table” for people like this, is it? I really do hope that there is such a thing as Karma though. And for anyone needing any construction work who loves wildlife, please boycott any business this guy works for. Please read the article below and comment after the story. The comment section is already filled with the usual “they are eatin’ all the deer” garbage.