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More Odds and Ends From the Bloodsport Capital of the United States

07 Nov

As of this morning 199 wolves have been slaughtered during the state sanctioned revenge/witch hunt that began on October 15th in Wisconsin. The vast majority of these wolves have been killed through trapping. This includes one wolf that languished in a leg hold trap for a week before being killed in Marquette County.

“Over 100 lb. Killed on the farm I hunt by portage. Got caught in trap last sat. Ripped 2 2 foot stakes out of ground. 1 week later farmer was combining corn called him up said hes in the corn with the trap. 3 hours later bang”

This wolf apparently was forced to drag around a trap for a week before being executed near Portage, WI last week.
This wolf apparently was forced to drag around a trap for a week before being executed near Portage, WI last week.

Concerned wildlife advocates made us aware of this and informed us that they also asked the Wisconsin DNR to investigate. I wouldn’t hold my breath. We have also been informed by several wildlife advocates that they filed complaints about the lack of a visible tag on many of the wolves in the various snuff pictures posted on the internet. According to the DNR’s own regulations on wolf killing this is a clear violation:

Tagging and Registration

Upon killing a wolf, the harvester must do all of the following:

1) immediately validate and attach the PELT tag to the wolf in the manner described on the tag. After skinning the wolf, the CARCASS tag shall be attached to the skinned carcass, and the PELT tag shall be left attached to the pelt.

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

im·me·di·ate·ly

adverb \i-ˈmē-dē-ət-lē also -ˈmē-dit-, British often -ˈmē-jit-\

: with no person or thing in between

: without any delay

Of course as expected the DNR has a different interpretation of “immediately” than the rest of the world when it comes to the wolf killers that they protect. This e-mail from a DNR warden “investigating” one of the non-tagging complaints was forwarded to us:

I am writing to inform you that the WDNR Bureau of Law Enforcement has concluded the investigation into the complaint that you filed with us on 10/20/2013 regarding Wisconsin Timber Wolves not being tagged properly. I can inform you that we have investigated and determined the following:
  • The wolf was harvested in a lawful manner during the open season
  • The wolf harvester was properly permitted and licensed.
  • The trapper successfully completed a trapper education class as required.
  • The wolf was properly registered by phone as required by law.
  • The photo of the wolf without a tag occurred shortly after harvest and the wolf was tagged after the photo was taken.
 
In light of the circumstances outlined above no enforcement action will be taken in this matter. 
 
If you have additional information that you would like to share regarding wolf harvest violation concerns please feel free to contact me directly via email or by phone at (608)279-1960. To report violations outside of normal business hours please feel free to contact our 24 “Hotline” by phone at 1-800-847-9367, via text at TIP 411 (847411). Text: TIPWDNR [space] followed by the tip or via email at le.hotline@wisconsin.gov<mailto:le.hotline@wisconsin.gov>. The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained staff will relay reported information to our conservation wardens. Anyone who calls the hotline or provides information can remain anonymous.
 
Thank you again for sharing your concerns with me and don’t hesitate to call me if I can be of further assistance
 
PJohn M. Welke
Commercial and Internet Enforcement Administrator
Special Operation Unit
Bureau of Law Enforcement
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
(()phone:     (608) 279-1960
(()fax:        (608) 266-3696
(+)e-mail:    john.welke@wisconsin.gov
Website:dnr.wi.gov
Find us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/WIDNR

Funny, I didn’t see anything in the DNR’s rules that state you don’t have to tag the wolf until after posing for grinning snuff pictures and uploading them to the anti-wolf Facebook pages. The rules say IMMEDIATELY. Is anyone surprised that they won’t enforce violations concerning wolves? They refuse to take action on the numerous violations committed by bear/coyote hounders, so why should we expect anything but the same for wolves? Upon requesting clarification from this warden we were informed that these were just “technical violations” and no enforcement action would be taken. Next time you get pulled over for not having your car registered on time or having an expired drivers license see how far this argument will get you.

The above should not be a surprise to anyone considering the attitudes of some employees of the DNR. Last week a comment from a DNR employee showed up on the anti-wolf hate site on Facebook from a person that lists himself as a DNR employee. This was forwarded to to us and is in response to a story about tribal members wounding and not recovering an elk here in Wisconsin:

I hope that the governor denies everything period! Are they not their own nation? Why does the state/Feds give them anything? Why do people go to their casinos? I sure the hell don’t nor would I ever! How are they any different than any other person in this state. Sorry but they are not special! Enough is enough I don’t owe them a damn thing nor does anyone else in this great state!

I am not naming the person because complaints have been filed with the DNR regarding this comment. Past practice would make us assume that they will ignore these this as they have other inflammatory ones made by their associates. We will see. Racist comments like these should not come as a surprise to anyone that looks at the anti-wolf hate site on Facebook. These comments followed the posting of a snuff pic containing two black wolves killed in Wisconsin:

Mary Poppe WOW!!! Not only doubling up . But DOUBLING UP ON BLACKS!!!!! Congrats boys!
Sam Donner Wack em n stack em running the blacks out !
Henry Chmiel DARKIES———SWEET
Northern Wisconsin residents at their most tolerant. Surprise. No racial overtones here, wink, wink.
Wisconsin DNR and Milwaukee Bucks
In other wildlife news it seems that the Wisconsin DNR has built a cozy relationship with the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks. From the DNR:
As fall hunting seasons get underway, many hunters have bucks on their mind and so does the Department of Natural Resources. In addition to white-tailed bucks, DNR is also focusing on the Milwaukee Bucks as the first DNR Nights game is set for Nov. 2, 2013.

Bucks Winter Cap
Buy a discount Bucks ticket through our DNR Nights promotion and get this hat free.

Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible for discounted tickets on select home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. In addition, each ticket purchased through the DNR Nights program will include a free regulation blaze orange Bucks winter hat.

“Hunting and fishing in Wisconsin is a time-honored tradition,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “We are thrilled to give those license holders an added benefit they can use to spend time with their families.”

The following dates are designated DNR Nights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center:

  • Saturday, Nov. 2 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Toronto (opening night)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Dallas
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 7 p.m. vs. Portland
  • Saturday, Nov. 23 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Charlotte
Considering that the killing cartel, “U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance,” went crazy when the Minnesota Timberwolves hosted the Minnesota based wolf advocacy group, Howling For Wolves, at one of their games their silence about the Wisconsin DNR’s cozy relationship with the Bucks is quite hypocritical. Again, does that surprise anyone?
“By giving this animal rights group a high profile platform, the Timberwolves are in fact endorsing the group to all those in attendance,” says Nick Pinizzotto, USSAF president and CEO. “It’s disappointing for such a high profile organization to allow this type of propaganda that is contrary to scientific fact”
Pot meet kettle. Funny how it is “propaganda” and should not be allowed if it doesn’t conform to their kill everything views. As with the stories above this should not surprise anyone.
Melissa Smith on WORT
Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf President, Melissa Smith, appeared on Madison’s WORT 89.9 this morning and knocked it out of the park. Great job Melissa! Please listen to the archive of this show here and click on the download of the 8 O’Clock Buzz – Thursday
DNR Quietly Advocating Poaching?
Here is an interesting tidbit from the DNR’s Trapping Regulations that I found today:

Please Contact the DNR About Incidental Take!

The sale of fur from these carcasses is used to support the trapper education program and educate new trappers. If incidental catch of a protected species occurs, please contact your local Conservation Warden or call 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367) as soon as possible for instructions on how to release an animal, or if dead, how to transport it to the department. A protected species is any species for which the season is closed, there is no open season, or a person has no authority to possess.

Wow! This sure sounds like a fluffy way for the DNR to advocate poaching and illegal trap kills in order to fund their trapper sadism education program. We are going to look much closer into this program and find out how much money the DNR is making off of illegal kills.

More to come this weekend from the Bloodsport Capital of the United States.

“By giving this animal rights group a high profile platform, the Timberwolves are in fact endorsing the group to all those in attendance,” says Nick Pinizzotto, USSAF president and CEO. “It’s disappointing for such a high profile organization to allow this type of propaganda that is contrary to scientific fact.” – See more at: http://www.ussportsmen.org/antis/anti-wolf-hunting-group-recognized-at-nba-opener/#sthash.GqqH5eYM.dpuf
 
20 Comments

Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

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20 responses to “More Odds and Ends From the Bloodsport Capital of the United States

  1. cathy

    November 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    it is all about thrill killing and greed these sadistic morons WILL reap what they sow…sooner or later! This culture is sadly teaching the children that life means nothing…killing is fun..and the DNR supports it! We, the people who actually have some insight to life, are multiplying. we will prevail.

     
  2. RR

    November 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I also find it funny that over here the Salvation Army is in bed with the Safari Club in giving Detroit Area kids a day at a put and take club shooting birds,it was highlighted on MCCU’s own Michigan Outdoors,the Salvation Army has money to send kids to hunting class but no money to help feed them ….remember when they’re ringin the bell this holiday time

     
  3. RR

    November 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Also at least Chicago gave it to them with the Rogers hit………WAH……WAH……..

     
  4. scottishmomus

    November 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Shocking. Racism meets sadism. Keep up the fight.x

     
  5. cathy

    November 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    yea all the idiots are colliding at once…

     
  6. Louise Kane

    November 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    what are the trap check times?
    if that wolf languished for a week I would bet the trap check times were violated. Its a paltry way to find justice but anything would do. Those sobs and I don’t mean slobs. This kind of thing makes it hard to sleep

    what a terrible waste and inhumane world that has wolves now live in

    sobs

     
  7. Nancy

    November 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Reblogged this on " OUR WORLD".

     
  8. Exposing the Big Game

    November 8, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

     
  9. Girl for Animal Liberation

    November 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Sick!

     
    • Diane

      November 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      I listened to the downloaded recording of Melissa Smith on the WORT interview. She was fantastic…I admired her…it is hard to remain composed when discussing wolf hunting & the grinning wolf killers. She got across the message well & made listeners aware of the cruelty and brutal nature of the wolf killers along with the part the DNR & the state of WI has played in this. Funny how the DNR denounces thrill killing & then sanctions blood sports.

       
  10. RR

    November 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Michigan Senator comes clean and says he lied to the Wildlife Services and MI Senate about wolf attacks

    Senator says his wolf story was untrue

    A Michigan senator apologized Thursday for putting false information about the sighting of wolves outside a day care center in his resolution urging Congress to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections.

    AP Wire

    Lansing

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, acknowledged on the Senate floor that his 2011 resolution included fiction

     
  11. Randy Lyn Oconnell

    November 10, 2013 at 1:14 am

    When I see a photo like this I think of the song “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” by Jerry Jeff Walker. A song of reflection regarding the plight of the wolf in Wisconsin is a song by Los Lobos, “Will the Wolf Survive ?” 

    ________________________________

     
  12. Angela Laughingheart

    November 10, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Let’s get a sane policy for managing the wolf population. Swinging between protected species and bloodsport is not civilized or sustainable. What is the middle ground long term solution ?

     
    • Jim

      November 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Angela, the “middle ground long term solution”, in my opinion, would be that wolves remain protected under the ESA. Federal government would manage them in case of “over-population”, wich i think is slightly probable. This would limit these hatred people to be able to kill what they hate in such disregard and disrespectful manner. And of course, education. Educating people instead of yelling propaganda is, by far, on of the most important.

      I always ask myself, kill or protect? And of course, protect first come to mind… Because i think that this is why we are here, protect and respect our planet. One day, these mighty hunters, politicians, ranchers etc will open their eyes and see that it is to late, that we have reached a point of non-return, that we have destroyed our only home.

       
  13. Jim L

    November 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Problem being, they want them exterminated period. It’s long past disrespect and disregard. The trophy hunters which is what they are since they do not eat their kills… say nothing to discourage the hate or unethical wolf hunters. The trophy hunters are as bad as the haters. The difference is only that they keep their mementos stuffed in their homes or cabins.
    The haters motto: SSS. Shoot, shovel and shut up.
    AKA animal poachers of the worst kind. It’s not about putting food on the table. Thrill Kill.

     
    • Jim

      November 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Yes, it also apply to trophy hunters. But trophy hunters are a bit less agressive, they do not seak revenge or try to inflict maximum pain to an animal that did nothing wrong. Try to explain the basics of an ecosystem or habitat alteration to a hunter (not every)… Mission impossible!

      Every hunter and people on this earth should understand the necessity of apex predators in a healthy ecosystem, to be able to fight the global warming.

       
  14. Goldenwolf

    November 13, 2013 at 4:50 am

    That is disgusting and makes me nauseaus………I actually feel very sad for this man. Why you ask yourself? Because this fool assumes that by doing what he has done and taking a picture of himself, he in some pathetic way feels like a man.
    Unfortunately and without his knowledge, he instead shows himself to the world as ignorant and stupid.
    Im just very thankful he is not my husband or any member of my immediate or extended family. I do believe in Karma=what goes around comes around. Traps should be banned. (Will be following this site) Thank you

     
  15. laina

    November 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Does the small man feel bigger?

     
  16. Diane

    November 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Totally agree with Goldenwolf. Trapping should be banned. It is a form of medieval torture.

     
  17. Terry

    November 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    It was not execution, this wolf was murdered and so were the many others by lowlife scum.

     

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