If you plan to hike or do anything on Wisconsin State Parks after January 1st, be very careful. Because of the endless pandering to kill everything groups like the deceptively named hunting group, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, earlier this year the Wisconsin Legislature rubber-stamped a law that opens up all but two state parks to SEVEN months of non-stop killing. And of course the same names and groups that were behind the wolf kill bill were behind this garbage bill that also teaches hunting and trapping in PUBLIC schools for CREDIT.
When this insane bill came up for a vote all but ONE state senator voted for it. Only Senator Fred Risser had the courage and common sense to oppose this travesty. In the Assembly all but 12 voted for it. This essentially means that wildlife in Wisconsin have almost no safe areas from guns, traps, and bows. Why would anyone want to visit our state parks if they run the risk of stepping in a sadist’s trap or be gunned down by some yahoo thinking that he saw a deer? Our state parks bring in huge numbers of tourists from both inside and outside the state. Apparently pandering to the kill everything groups like the bear hounders is more important than tourism. This will backfire and backfire bad the first time a tourist is shot or steps in a trap while on a nice stroll in our beautiful parks. These people can kill just about any species at any time, and yet it still wasn’t enough for them. They had to take the last refuges for much of the wildlife in this state. From the DNR:
Act 168, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013, allows the DNR to prohibit hunting and trapping within 100 yards of a designated use area such as a campground, picnic area, or beach. A determination to prohibit hunting and trapping in any other areas of a state park, a portion of a state park, or during certain time periods must be approved by a majority of the Natural Resources Board, and can only be approved to protect public safety or unique natural resources such as fragile plant or animal habitat.
While Act 168 allows hunting when any season is open, the department is proposing that the board allow hunting in parks from Oct. 15 through the Thursday prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
Of course they made a nice little loophole in the whole Natural Resources Board “approval” thing by also passing legislation that demanded four of the seven members be hunters, trappers, or part of agriculture. Of course one of the current members is an SCI shill who runs an “outfitter” business. So much for “conflict of interest” and ethics in this state. These people can approve measures that line their own pockets. And the DNR tries to pretend that they are “reasonable” by “only” allowing killing for seven months, and making the summer tourists think that they actually care about what wildlife will be left. Remember the trapping sadists can kill as many animals as they want for the price of their $20 “license.” And even more disturbing is that Wisconsin has no age limit for trapping animals. Check out the picture that the DNR so proudly puts on the front page of their trapping “regulations.”
Eric Kroening trapped his first otter during the 2011-2012 trapping season. His daughter, Alicia, went with him to check traps on the day he trapped the otter. Alicia’s favorite saying for the rest of the day was “We got an otter!”
This was the caption under the picture of a VERY young child and her father posing over the dead body of a trap drowned otter. And people wonder why notorious serial killers and mass shooters seem to like this state so much?
Of course the DNR is having more of their so called “hearings” to get “public” input on their seven month kill proposals. We have all seen how much the “public” opinion really matters at these so called hearings. If you are interested in attending this farce the dates are here:
The listening sessions will all begin at 6:30 p.m. and attendees that would like to speak or submit written comments should sign up at the door on arriving at the session. Locations are:
Monday, Oct. 29, Fitchburg, with board members Preston Cole and Jane Wiley present.
Quality Inn and Suites
2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711
Tuesday, Oct. 30, Eau Claire, with board members Dave Clausen and Jane Wiley present.
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
620 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Monday, Nov. 5, Merrill, with board members Christine Thomas and Jane Wiley present.
Merrill High School
1201 N. Sales St.
Merrill, WI 54452
Thursday, Nov. 8, Appleton, with board members William Bruins, Terry Hilgenberg and Jane Wiley present.
The Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College Campus
5 Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Tuesday, Nov. 13, West Allis, with board members Gregory Kazmierski and Jane Wiley present.
Tommy Thompson Youth Center (State Fair Park)
640 S. 84th St.
West Allis, WI 53214
More about this insanity here:
If there was ever a time that we need to organize it is now. The kill everything groups have taken total control of every last inch of public land in the state, next they will be trying to force killing onto private lands. They have also written into law their domination of the Natural Resources Board. All of this right under the noses of so called “Democrats” who voted for this bill right alongside the Suder and “Some Girls Rape Easy” Rivard. Be very careful the next time you take a hike in a state park or one of these sadists might “harvest” a hiker or a dog walker.