Contrary to the squeaky clean image that hounders and other unethical “sportsmen” try to portray, we all know what is really going on. The ghastly, lurid photos being posted all over the internet showing wolf killers psychotically leering over a dead wolf show what the real motives of these people are. Anyone else find it a little fishy that so many wolves have been killed in such a short time? Of course the anti-wolf zealots will say that it is because there are so many of them, but we know better. I would be curious to know how many were wearing collars and how long these sadists scoped them out before killing them. The hounders even admitted letting their dogs harass wolves before the Natural Resources Board this summer. No one even batted an eye from the DNR. Today a post appeared from a previous commentator named Chris who has been monitoring what has been going on in the woods where wolves are being stalked and trapped relentlessly.
The call for controlling emotions is exactly what needs to be done, hard as it will be for many of you, you must refrain from interacting with this sub-culture, instead, post facts and monitor them for felonious infractions, of which I assure you, there are many.
I am in the field every day, somewhere in the blue hills, always with my cameras, I’ve been accosted by hunters after stopping, and boldly taking their images, these images are of their faces, their vehicles, dogs, and the land in which they are operating. When they realise that I am both armed, and taking their pictures, its a game changer. They become much more polite, I always respond politely as to what exactly it is that I am doing, I patiently explain to them that I am going to post their images to the internet, and that I have over $6000.00 worth of digital video equipment scattered about the hills between Rusk & Sawyer counties, capturing them unawares as they engage in their deviant pursuits.
I always explain to them that I am always watching them, and that sooner, or later, they are going to end up on youtube, their pictures, their vehicles, license plates, address ect….
I’m a hunter, I was born in Canada, raised there, and in Minnesota, I have lived and have hunted, all of my life in either Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Alaska or British Columbia, many of you oppose any kind of hunting, thats fine, however you would be wise to moderate your passions to some degree even while fighting your battles, many hunters could end up being your friends, you need all the friends and contacts you can gather. Regardless, as a hunter I know my way around the woods, often far better then does this particular sub-culture. I’m dead serious, I will not hesitate to out these monstrous bastards, instead of allowing them the satisfaction of an emotion filled internet rant, I choose to meet them face to face, right on the turf that they thought they were safe in!
The effect is dramatic, they realise that first of all, I am not in the least bit afraid of them, and that secondly, they are always being watched! This goes for the states wildlife officials, who are almost to a man(and woman)in the pocket of the cattle & farm industry. This is exactly what you folks need to do, get off your tails, and go out and meet them in their comfort zone, and let them understand that any mistake, any slip up, is likely to be captured on an SD card, and then posted to the entire world!
You cannot overreact, you must master your emotions, they have the law on “their” side and that means you cannot interfere or obstruct, yet they are also in the public domain, if they violate they can be sent to prison for committing felonies, or lose for many many years, if not forever, their hunting & fishing privilege! You may be forced to observe things that are personally gut-wrenching, but by the very fact that you are there, observing them, unnerves them, and they are left to wonder, am I being watched, am I being videoed?
You need to meet them in the field, let them know that they are being watched, human psychology will do all the rest…
Thank you Chris. You are doing exactly what our inept DNR, if they had any ethics, should be as well. Judging from the psychotic rants from anti-wolf zealots it is not farfetched to believe that there is indeed poaching and torture of wolves occurring all the time while the DNR turns the other way. It will be interesting to hear the state try to defend their “management” plan when the HSUS lawsuit reaches the courts. This is not a “management” plan it is an eradication plan and they know it. If it wasn’t there never would have been dogs and traps allowed from the beginning. Do not be surprised to see even more extreme measures being taken while this case makes it’s way through the courts. Suder, Meyer, and the bear hounders will not be satisfied until the wolf population is either eradicated or almost non-existant. Their bill proves their motives. When even a DNR wolf biologist, Adrian Wydeven, has been quoted as saying over 50% of the wolf population may be killed just this year something is very wrong. Poachers have been running rampant for years and there have been almost no prosecutions. The are so brazen that they even brag about it on their sick pages, and admit harassing wolves in public hearings. We must keep up the pressure on the DNR and the sadists who wish to eradicate the wolf again. Their bloodlust is out of control and it is only going to get worse.