DNR “Wolf Advisory Committee” Stacks Deck With Anti-Wolf Groups and Excludes Pro-Wildlife Groups

23 May
Coming soon to Wisconsin.

Coming soon to Wisconsin.


**UPDATE** Please contact the DNR and express your outrage at this blatant pandering here:

Today, the Wisconsin DNR has been putting out all kinds of press about how their “diverse” group of “stakeholders” on the Wolf Advisory Committee is meeting in Wausau to determine the kill numbers for this years wolf slaughter. Of course when you take a closer look at who is on this “committee” you will see why we have grave concerns about the future of the gray wolf in Wisconsin:

Bill Vander Zouwen, DNR WM Chair
David MacFarland, DNR WM CO
Adrian Wydeven – DNR WM CO
Brad Koele – DNR WM CO
Steve Hoffman – DNR WM NOD
David Halfmann – DNR WM NED
Sara Kehrli – DNR WM SOD
Kris Johansen – DNR WM WCD
Dan Michels – DNR LE
Barry Gilcheck – DNR CSL
Jenny Pelej – DNR CE
Brian Dhuey – DNR SS
Lee Fahrney – Conservation Congress
Eric Koens – Wisconsin Cattlemans Association
Mike Gappa – Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association
Joe Koback – Safari Club International
Randy Jurewicz – Timber Wolf Alliance
Mike Brust – Wisconsin Bowhunters Association
Peter Fasbender – USFWS
Jake Walcisak – Wisconsin County Forest Association
Dan Eklund – USFS
Jason Suckow – USDA WS
Maynard Breunig – Wisconsin Trappers Association
Ralph Fritsch – Wisconsin Wildlife Federation
Peter David – GLIFWC

So the killing cartels that wrote the wolf kill bill now get to set the quota for the wolf slaughter this fall. Even worse is that the DNR refused seats to the Humane Society of the United States, National Wolfwatcher Coalition, and the Sierra Club. From this article:

Howard Goldman, of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a critic of wolf hunting, says the DNR reorganized the committee to exclude him. He says he won’t be able to vote to block any pro-hunt recommendations.

Goldman says his group fears the state will eventually try to reduce the wolf population to 350 compared to the current estimated population of more than 800. The DNR’s Bill Vander Zouwen says two wolf committees were combined and some slots were reduced.

“There’s a limited number of people or groups on the committee to make them workable, but everybody still has an opportunity for input.”

Of course. There was no room for the HSUS and the other pro-wolf groups, but there was plenty of room for SEVEN openly anti-wolf groups. The only remotely pro-wolf entities in the group are Randy Jurewicz, and Peter David. The DNR has made it very clear that they are anti-wolf, and they even put the despicable Wildlife Services on the “committee.” So how can the DNR justify the makeup of this “committee.” they allow a couple of token pro-wolfers on the group and then allow the groups that wrote the wolf kill bill to set the kill quote. Can this agency get any more corrupt? We are going to be contacting the DNR to get an answer as to why pro-wolf groups were refused a seat on this sham “committee” and why so many anti-wolf groups were given seats.

As for the DNR’s “opportunity for input” I would bet it is the same old thing of them getting thousands of letters against their wolf killing proposals and they will completely ignore them again. Bob Welch, the bear hounders, and the killing cartels were promised no more than “350” wolves and that is what the DNR is going to give them. Your voice as a citizen means nothing to this corrupt agency.

We can no longer stand by and let this corrupt agency openly ignore our views and arrogantly pander to the killing cartels that only want Wisconsin to be a giant predator free game farm for their amusement. Please wake up Wisconsin before there is nothing left to protect.


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16 responses to “DNR “Wolf Advisory Committee” Stacks Deck With Anti-Wolf Groups and Excludes Pro-Wildlife Groups

  1. Randy Lyn Oconnell

    May 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Horrible. Tokenism. Outright extremism and overreach.Would the next step by our side resemble theirs ?

    • David Hochtritt

      May 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      It’s time to take legal action against these corrupt shills. Find a lawyer() who will take our case pro bono and do it soon before it becomes very ugly. The only thing “Quick Kill Cathy and the DNR Death Squad” understand is force. Lets “nail the bastards to the wall” and save OUR wolves.

  2. Save Americas Wolves

    May 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Reblogged this on saveamericaswolves.

  3. Della Munnich

    May 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    We are posting, and will continue the battle against these corrupt people.

  4. Melanie Weberg

    May 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    If they are ignoring the 1,000’s of responses from wolf advocates, then what do we do?

    Where do you suggest we begin??

    I am onboard 100%; I’ve been doing dozens of e-mails and calls the last few days to every suggested agency, legisltotor…across the country regarding the delisting, wyoming, montana, minnesota….

    What do we do in Wisconsin then if e-mails don’t work????

    They need to be publicly-exposed………..but how???

    • rali74

      May 23, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      We are looking at various avenues to get the DNR into court and force them to explain why they are ignoring the public trust doctrine and the views of the citizens. They are so arrogant that they truly believe they will not have to answer for their pandering to the killing cartels and ignoring the citizens. They are in for a big surprise. No promises but we are working on some things.

      • William huard

        May 23, 2013 at 8:16 pm

        Two different wolf biologists from Wisconsin have told me personally that the DNR knows the biological carrying capacity of the wolf population is around 1400 animals. The DNR will attempt to obstruct and delay a revision of the outdated Wolf recovery plan numbers upwards to reflect current existing biological data.

    • Ziggy Pope

      May 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Email the Milwaukee Journal and Jane Velez-Mitchell at CNN. AND go to their facebook pages and start a campaign there as well.

    • Melanie Weberg

      May 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      I had a brain fart last night 🙂 Numbers are really arbitrary here; These killing agencies do not care how low in numbers the wolf goes because they’ve given their constituents a chance to kill as many wolves as possible. They’re taking advantage of the political moment well knowing they will not get another chance again; their plan is to get rid of all of them. They have a total disregard for the Endangered Species Act and what this animal has been through and how we desperately need the wolf on our landscape now more than ever. They are despicable human beings.

  5. Cheryl Dwyer

    May 23, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Michigan is doing exactly the same thing. Re-introduce a species, then try to wipe them out. As a reminder folks on this committee…the wolves were here before you. They are NATIVE. The farms that contain animals you accuse the wolves of killing are NOT native to this area, this region or this COUNTRY.Of course, for these folks, its only about the almighty dollar. As for the excuse of ‘they might attack humans’…show the stats of where there has been a verified attack on a human by wolves. Can’t, can you? Because there are NONE in the lower 48 states in the last 100 YEARS. Mindless, greedy, heartless twits.

  6. john jones

    May 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    As always man is disappointing. I am not a resident of Wisconsin, of which I am glad. But I will now add wisconsin to my list of wolf hunting states that I will not travel to and spend my money. I do a lot of fishing but not in wisconsin. I will also do my best not to purchase anything manufactured in wisconsin or any other wolf hunting state. And to whom it may concern I see on average more than 350 new people through my business yearly. I will do everything I can to influence these people to do the same as I am. This is the power people can use to influence. Take the money out of their pocket. It is time to stand up and be counted and get beyond these myths of the middle ages.

  7. laina

    May 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I wrote to DNR.

  8. Exposing the Big Game

    May 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

  9. Melanie Weberg

    May 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Who do we need to e-mail on the DNR & the NRB?

  10. Wolf is my Soul

    May 26, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space.

  11. Paul Lueders

    May 27, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I’m almost ashamed that I’ve voluntarily helped the DNR for the past 4 years collecting wolf population data in the winter. Silly me, thinking I was helping the plight of the wolf!


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