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Did You Know That Wolves Are A Threat To Crops in Wisconsin?

10 Jan
Not only are wolves responsible for staking kids at bus stops, now they are also a threat to crops.

Not only are wolves responsible for stalking kids at bus stops, now they are also a threat to crops.

Not only is the big bad wolf responsible for the “decimation” of the 1.4 million plus Wisconsin deer herd, hundreds of phantom “missing” calves, livestock, stalking kids at bus stops, hurting jobs, and killing “pets”, according to Wisconsin Assembly Representative Erik Severson (R-WMC) they are also a threat to CROPS. That’s right. They are a threat to CROPS. If you need anymore evidence about how out of touch these wolf hating legislators are read the response sent below to a site reader:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the wolf hunt.  This legislation was introduced and passed into law on bipartisan votes in response to the federal government’s removal of the wolf from the endangered species list. As a cosponsor and supporter of this legislation, I believe that a managed wolf hunt is important to protect Wisconsin landowners’ livestock, pets, and crops.  It allows the State of Wisconsin to manage the wolf population, which has grown exponentially in recent years.  The wolf hunt is managed similarly to the bear hunt, and it limits the number of hunting permits issues. 

Contrary to popular belief, it did not create an open season on wolves.  This legislation allows for the issuance of depredation permits that allows farmers and property owners to protect their pets and livestock.  In 2010, over 30 incidents occurred with pets and hunting animals resulting in more than $200,000 in wolf depredation reimbursements.  By managing the wolf population in Wisconsin, we can limit the number of incidents and protect citizens from the financial burden these predators are causing.

Again, thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the wolf hunt.

Sincerely,

Erik Severson
State Representative
28th Assembly District
Madison Office:
Room 221 North, State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 267-2365

In addition to the usual anti-wolf lies and talking points, Severson has to say that $200,000 was paid out for “pets” and “hunting animals.” What Severson fails to mention is that of that $200,000, $55,000 went for SIX domesticated deer likely at canned hunting operations, $46,430 for hunting dogs, and $28,900 again for “missing” calves. Of course there was ZERO evidence that wolves were involved in why those calves were “missing,” if they even existed at all. And now according to this guy wolves damage “crops.” Really? These are the people that you elect to represent you Wisconsin. And of course this guy is in the pocket of the far right anti-worker, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. In case you are not familiar with this group, they have been accused of essentially buying the Wisconsin Supreme Court through their deceptive campaign ads. Here is the WMC sucking up to Severson:

Rep. Erik Severson Awarded for Job Creation Votes

Keep voting these people in Wisconsin. Maybe they will one day be as successful at “job creation” as they are with wildlife destruction. At least they are keeping those “crops” safe from the big bad wolf. Right, Severson?

 
9 Comments

Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

9 responses to “Did You Know That Wolves Are A Threat To Crops in Wisconsin?

  1. Sue

    January 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Take out all the “predators” and see how much damage the rodents will do to the “crops”. The rodent population will soar due to the wolves and coyotes being wiped out.

     
    • rali74

      January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      What about all of the damage deer do to crops? Wolves are the best “manager” that you could ever have for deer. But we can’t have that. Some camo clad “conservationist” might not get that “big buck” to hang on his wall if we let wolves eat.

       
  2. Jill

    January 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Severson! Are you still there?
    What do you mean by “crops”?
    Please explain!

     
  3. Della Munnich

    January 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This is more then sad. It is stupid!
    Idiots are in control! Of coarse I will send this on to rational thinking people
    Thanks for all you do

     
  4. Bobette Traul

    January 11, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Next thing is they will be accused of creating potholes.

     
  5. Rhonda

    January 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I agree with Della Munnich…….This is so sad!! It is unbelievable to me that people with this “lack of intelligence” are in control!!! I mean SERIOUSLY????? Wolves are hurting our crops?????? Who in their right mind would believe something so unrealistic????? Severson, your out of your mind……..Take away the predators (predators = coyotes, wolves etc….) and rodents (rodents = mice, rats etc……) will in reality (reality = The quality or state of being actual or true) overtake the crops……not to mention what the deer will and do already to the crops……Severson, are you just plain stupid?????

     
  6. Phil Seneca

    January 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

    i live and farm in an area where white colonizers have already eradicated the wolves and other predators, and let me tell you, the groundhogs here are fat and many. if you like groundhog stew instead of diverse sustainable ecology and agriculture, then go drown in it because that is all you will be eating.

     
  7. Sane_soldier

    January 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Where to start here…. First off, if you are concerned about crops, I must tell you, as a predator, the wolf keeps herds of deer and other herbivores in check. Herbivores are extremely dangerous to crops. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk3d4l_hungry-deer-are-decimating-crops-on-vancouver-island-and-farmers-want-governments-to-help-control-th_news watch the video, same thing is happening in MN, we have too many deer here. Also, there is supposed to be a balance of plants, herbivores, and carnivores. Humans messed that up. Start taking some responsibility for your own actions Erik Severson. There are no wolves running through towns snatching up “pets” and kids, stop reading fairy tales. I can continue to point out your flaws, but I have a JOB to go to, perhaps you can get a real one some day?

     
  8. Jerold

    January 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I wonder if Mr. Severson just made a small mistake in wording. Its great to see that kind of personal response from a representative regardless of what the issue though. Did anyone contact him on this and get clarification on if he really believes that wolves cause a significant enough amount of damage to warrant a managed hunt. I think he would admit his folly.

     

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