Wisconsin DNR Brags That Majority of Wolves Killed Last Year Were Pups and Then Launches Heavily Armed Raid to Kill a Fawn…..Seriously

01 Aug
The DNR considers this to be a "potential for disease and danger to humans."

The DNR considers this to be a “potential for disease and danger to humans.”

The Wisconsin DNR is going out of their way to spit on and offend wildlife advocates all over the state today. First their “outdoors” writer shill at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted a ridiculous article essentially bragging that the vast majority of wolves killed during last years slaughter were pups born that year and the rest were mostly yearlings and how we should all be so happy about that.

Lab results answer age-old questions over Wisconsin wolf hunt

Of the 117 wolves killed by hunters and trappers in Wisconsin last year, 50% were young-of-the-year, or animals born in 2012.

Twenty-five percent were yearlings (born in 2011), 17% were 2 year olds, 2% were 3 years old, 3% were 4 years old.

The department is still clearing up some details on the records and report for a handful of wolves taken last year. Regardless of the age found on those animals, the data from Wisconsin’s first wolf hunting season agrees with a wildlife management tenet: Most of the animals taken were young-of-the-year. “It’s not unexpected,” MacFarland said. “But it’s nice to have the data to help inform the discussion.”MacFarland said going into the first wolf season there were legitimate concerns about the impact of the harvest on wolf reproduction patterns. The results show relatively few breeding wolves (formerly known as alpha wolves) would have been killed during the hunting and trapping season. The harvest was predominantly young pack animals. “It should help allay some concerns,” MacFarland said. “It doesn’t tell us what to do, but the more data we get, the better.”

So according to the talking heads at the DNR it is perfectly acceptable and great that most of the wolves killed were pups and yearlings. Wolf pups are estimated to have a 70 percent mortality rate under normal conditions and now huge numbers are being slaughtered for “sport.” So is it “ethical” to kill the young of other species? A deer hunter would be put into redneck purgatory for shooting a fawn, so why are wolves any different?

As if Smith’s propaganda piece wasn’t enough news came out tonight about the DNR launching a SWAT style raid against an animal shelter because they had the audacity to try and helped an orphaned fawn that had been brought to them. Then to make matters worse they killed the fawn just for existing.

“It was like a SWAT team,” shelter employee Ray Schulze said.

Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.

“(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth,” Schulze said.

The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.

The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.

Agents told staff they came to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.

Just last week we were informed that for 2012 there were ZERO citations or charges brought against any hounders for illegal activity. The DNR doesn’t bother enforcing rules and regulations for hounders, but has plenty of time and money to draft a search warrant and do a stakeout over an innocent fawn that kind hearted people were just trying to help. If the actions of the DNR and local Sheriff’s Department could not be any more absurd there is this:

The Department of Natural Resources spoke to WISN 12 News about the fawn.

Supervisor Jennifer Niemeyer said the law requires the DNR agents to euthanize animals like Giggles because of the potential for disease and danger to humans.

“These are always very difficult situations for both parties involved, and we are empathetic to the fact of what happened because we know in our heart of hearts they tried to do the right thing,” Niemeyer said.

“Could you have made a phone call before showing up, I mean, that’s a lot of resources,” WISN 12 News investigative reporter Colleen Henry asked.

“If a sheriff’s department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don’t call them and ask them to voluntarily surrender their marijuana or whatever drug that they have before they show up,” Niemeyer said.

So people feeding and taking care of a baby deer is now on the same level as drug dealers according to the Wisconsin DNR. Shame on you Wisconsin DNR. We will be keeping on top of this.

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Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer



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20 responses to “Wisconsin DNR Brags That Majority of Wolves Killed Last Year Were Pups and Then Launches Heavily Armed Raid to Kill a Fawn…..Seriously

  1. cathy and bernie

    August 1, 2013 at 7:56 am

    just disgusting!!!

  2. Rick

    August 1, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I liked that bit by Carlin …………..well said

  3. Nancy

    August 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I hope there’s a state close by that people can take wildlife to in the future. I thought all states had sanctuaries for wildlife, how bad can the disease be after all they do shoot them and eat them and everybody knows that poachers kill and eat them and not have them tested. it’s very obvious this bunch is dumber than a box of rocks, they really believe the rest of us are dumber than them. They all belong in a mental institution with 12 foot barb wire electric fence around it to keep the rest of us safe from them, until the law changes and we can do it George Carlin’s style!!!

  4. Dan Huculak

    August 1, 2013 at 9:31 am


  5. Michael Guest

    August 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

    That is not fair. Leave the wolves and their pups alone. This can’t be ignored.

  6. tobyvictory

    August 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

    25-30 years ago a wolf pup escaped from the Racine Zoo. It wasn’t even a year old. The SWAT team was called and they cornered the poor little puppy downtown and shot it and killed it. Their defense: It was a wild and dangerous animal. In my opinion the only wild and dangerous animals that day were the SWAT team members.

    • Diane

      August 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Of course the DNR was not surprised 50 % of wolves killed were pups; their own office may have been guilty of releasing info on the location of dens through GPS collared wolves.

  7. Dywane Brown

    August 1, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    “Be Beaten with heavy clubs and left bleeding in the moon light” oh carlin, if only you were alive today.

  8. Exposing the Big Game

    August 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

  9. Dianne Trost

    August 3, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Do you know the name of the Judge that issued the warrant to kill the fawn? I would love to post that information just so the public knows what type of person they have in their judicial system.

    • Glenda LaHaye

      August 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      You can get that information as part of the FOIA. Contact the courthouse and request it.

    • 19thcenturylady

      August 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Please post the judge’s name on Facebook if you can discover that information. The citizens of Wisconsin have a long road ahead of them to rehab their state’s image in light of all of this information. I am willing to help but only if the citizens themselves lead the way.

  10. Grace BlackBear

    August 4, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Being a resident and homeowner in Wisconsin is not a proud thing for me these days. I am an active advocate for both wild and domestic animals. These types of acts anger me more than anything else on this earth! Humans are the most inhumane creatures! The killing of wolf pups is an act of cowardice and cruelty! The killing of this beautiful fawn is abominable! I have followed these and other reports for a long time and feel an embarrassment of sorts when I have to say I live in this state. “Nuff said!

  11. laina

    August 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Some of my out-of-state family saw the bit on the fawn and thought it was a story from the Onion.

  12. Karen C. Irwin(@Piggyissocute)

    August 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    It is very cold and unfeeling for the DNR to kill wolf pups and Giggles the fawn. These are animals’ babies, not killers with a search warrant that kill them!

  13. Arosora

    August 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    If not the pups, then the pup’s parents will be killed… Sad state of affairs…

  14. laina

    August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Not sure this is appropriate.

  15. meech97

    August 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I always had this idealistic notion that a wildlife refuge was a place where animals were protected and also that the DNR’s job was to see that no harm came to the wildlife in said refuge. HA! Now that i have ‘grown up’ I know that neither is true. The DNR, no matter what state you are in, takes it upon themselves to ‘remove’ aka shoot, trap or otherwise kill any animals they choose and give out the locations of groups of animals to hunters. They are not remotely concerned about the safety or the well-being or the preservation of wildlife. The have the state’s go ahead to do away with animals whenever they feel like it.

    Wisconsin has been, I would hazard a guesstimate, at least 200 years if not more a redneck hunter state, as it is known for its forests and lakes and rivers. That said, it is now the 21st century. There are far and away more animal advocates and citizens concerned about animal welfare than there are hunters. Hunters numbers are dwindling but their kill numbers are questionably relatively the same. Thank your local DNR.

    I would be very proud were I the judge who issued a warrant for the death of a baby fawn… you know you have earned your place amongst the finest when you are responsible for allowing a SWAT team to take out a baby fawn. What a proud day in your career.

  16. Tim Coburn

    August 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I am embarrassed by this state. I’ve been proud of Wisconsin all my life but no longer. #1 in binge drinking, kill anything that moves, including BABY animals, conceal carry, pass laws in the middle of the night, redistricting & destroy the records & a governor who compares himself to FDR, what next?! These things call themselves adults, I went to kindergarten in a public school system with kids that behaved better than these people?


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