The DNR and Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) Just Do Not Get It

06 Dec
Coming soon to all state parks in Wisconsin.Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Coming soon to all state parks in Wisconsin.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons


Each and every day the anti-wolf extremists in the Wisconsin DNR think that the general public are a bunch of idiots and the only people who matter are the bear hounder extremists of northern Wisconsin. After being shot down TWICE by Judge Peter Anderson who placed temporary injunctions against hounders use of dogs against wolves, the DNR is trying to fool us and the judge again. This time the DNR responded to their lack of rules for “training” dogs to go after wolves by proposing “rules” saying there are basically no rules for hounders. Confused? I sure am. Here is what the DNR is proposing from this article:

The regulations are part of a “permanent” rule to be presented to the Natural Resources Board next Wednesday in Madison. Though next week’s meeting is a preliminary step in a potentially years-long process, it will focus attention anew on Wisconsin’s contentious wolf hunting law.

The permanent rule would: limit to six the number of dogs used for hunting or training on wolves; require the dogs to wear a collar or have a tattoo with the owner’s name and contact information; allow training of dogs for wolf hunting only during normal hunting hours (not at night); and restrict training of dogs on wolves to the day after the gun deer season (late November) through March 31.

The proposal also states no license is required to train dogs on free-roaming wolves. And the dogs are not required to be on a leash.

So basically this is the same garbage that was in the wolf kill bill that prompted the lawsuit to begin with and does absolutely nothing to prevent dogs and wolves fighting. So basically hounders can still pit their dogs against wolves with no restrictions at all to prevent legalized animal fighting.

Jodi Habush Sinykin, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, said by putting out this rule the DNR was acting as if the lawsuit never happened and the judge had never issued a preliminary injunction.

This is how arrogant the DNR is. They care nothing that the vast majority of the public is against letting hounders go after wolves. They care nothing that the sadists of this state will have free reign to practice legalized dog fighting.

Then we finally have the building outrage over Act 168, a law that the Wisconsin Legislature, including all Democrats except Sen. Risser, rubber stamped that allows hunting and trapping in ALL state parks for SEVEN MONTHS, each year. Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) just cannot understand why people are so outraged at this:

Rep. Scott Suder, R-Abbotsford, Act 168’s main sponsor, disagrees. He says having public hunting grounds near where people live is a key piece of a multi-pronged strategy to get more women and young people to embrace Wisconsin’s long-standing hunting legacy, while encouraging those who have given up hunting to return to the sport.

“Having more access is a very important issue and I’d argue we are losing (license) revenue because so many areas are closed off,” he says. “But we wrote the bill to give DNR some flexibility whenever there is a safety concern and I think it offers that.”

Yes, safety is Suder’s number one priority I am sure. And of course Suder blames video games for the reason why many young people do not want to partake in his “sport.” Remember this is the same guy who is a shill for the bear hounders, hates wolves, and legalized dog fighting with his wolf kill bill.

Despite all the uproar, Rep. Suder says the intent of the bill remains valid: to pitch hunting to a new group of Wisconsin residents. He doesn’t buy the argument that the decline in hunters has little to do with access and more to do with an increasingly urban population and a younger generation less interested in outdoor pursuits.

“I just don’t accept that,” he says. “We need to be working through education to show how our sporting heritage is important, that it can be fun and part of a family tradition. I’m eternally optimistic on the point we can turn this around and get our kids off the video games and into the outdoors.”

Of course Suder just cannot fathom the fact that most young people get no pleasure shooting and torturing animals. It is a Wisconsin “tradition” after all. Recreational killing is a “sport” that is dying off with the old white sadists who practice it. For people like Suder you apparently cannot enjoy the outdoors without killing something. There are of course a new breed of sadists like the wolf torturers in these videos, but overall the numbers have been drastically declining and the DNR is scrambling for ways to fund their agency. Of course all of this could be solved if the state would fund the DNR through general funds, but we know that will never happen because then the DNR would have to give the rest of us a seat at the table and the control of the extremist hunting groups would rapidly diminish.

As for Suder’s Act 168 we must act by boycotting Wisconsin State Parks and not purchasing any park stickers or passes. Most of us go to these parks to enjoy the LIVING wildlife and now it will be a free fire zone complete with land mines in the form of traps for SEVEN months of the year. Now park users will get to dodge bullets, traps, and the only wildlife they will see will likely be suffering in traps. Good job Wisconsin. You again have sold out to the extremists at the expense of the rest of us. Jane Wiley, the only member of the Natural Resources Board with the courage to speak out against these insane proposals said it best:

Board member Jane Wiley of Wausau, who listened to the angry public reaction, calls the parks amendment little more than a “feel-good measure” to appease the pro-gun crowd. She is hopeful it can be removed, although that would violate the letter if not the intent of the new law.

“I’m not sure any real thought went into this other than trying to make a political statement,” says Wiley, a board member since 2004 and its coordinator of land management, recreation, fisheries and wildlife issues.

She is exactly right. The only “thought” that went into this was how quickly they could appease the extremist hunting groups. Of course guess who were the principal supporters of the bill. You will see the same names as the wolf kill bill. Check them out here:

The fact that the vast majority of both parties voted for this monstrosity shows that we have a serious problem here in Wisconsin. It is a race to see which political party can pander the most to the extremist kill everything groups. We can no longer trust the Democrats either, as they voted for this garbage, except Sen, Risser. This group is a start, but we really need to ramp up our mobilization because Suder and his allies have a new legislative session at the beginning of the year to further push their war on wildlife to even greater extremes. We can start by not giving one dime to the DNR and not purchasing park passes until they realize who they are supposed to work for.

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Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


7 responses to “The DNR and Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) Just Do Not Get It

  1. catherine miller

    December 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    what can we do about this ? we need to get together , protest , organize .! stop this !!

  2. Bobette Traul

    December 7, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Express your opinions to your representatives. Don’t vote for them if they are for this outrage and tell them so. What will happen is reduced revenue in the parks by families feeling their safety is jepardized when using the parks. Letters to the editor are usefull also.

  3. della munnich

    December 7, 2012 at 1:00 am

    This is so unbelievable. More then anything it is inhumane, and certainly should be outlawed! Unfortunately I live in Idaho, where many get great pleasure in such.

  4. chance

    December 7, 2012 at 5:37 am

    The Bear Hunters Bit^& sure is dumb……How do they think the judge is going to rule on December 20th?

  5. sierradragoncaller

    December 14, 2012 at 6:20 am

    thank you, signed and shared

  6. Coralie Benton

    December 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    What is the matter with these people.?. This is absolutely disgusting, inhumane & cruel to say the very least! This needs to be stopped & outlawed!!

  7. Carol Dibbens

    December 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Why does the government allow these things to happen Are the leaders there all gun happy too
    The cruelty and barbaric acts that go on in a supposedly modern society is disgusting Did i say modern i meant stoneage Too many people have guns to kill anything they think fit No guns no fear for man and animals The USA lives by the sword and will die by the sword and its getting worse but if they condone this cruelty to animals what do they expect They shoot their fellow human beings all the time so what hope have animals got


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