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So Much for the “Respect” and “Tolerance” the DNR Says Exists for Wolves in Wisconsin


The Wisconsin wolf slaughter is up to 95 today. Over at the hate filled “Wisconsin Wolf Hunting” Facebook page they are celebrating, spreading the hate, and cheering on more wolf poaching. In fact they decided to make it personal today when they posted this about the wolf advocates that had the nerve to report a possible wolf poaching last year:

Wisconsin Wolf Hunting

2 hours ago

Another photo shot for the Jamie Vee fan club from yesterday. Just a little shout out to Alice, Melissa and Cathy from the fine fans of the WWH fan page. We will turning that story over to a few bloggers and they will be running a story about all of this after the season is done with. Yeah we know what you three attempted to do with harassing people last year and this year . The majority hard core anti wolf hunters are nothing more then bunny huggers and whack job animal activists.


If readers do not remember the above mentioned person posted two snuff videos on YouTube showing the gleeful killing of a black wolf and a collared gray colored wolf. What followed was laughing about killing the wolves by the killers in the videos. The videos went viral and were reported to the DNR. In fact this is the response that was received from a DNR official in November 2012:


For your information the man who shot the radio collared wolf will be fined and the wolf was confiscated from him.  He was not legally licensed to trap wolves, in part because he had not taken trapper education classes.  We had tried to require training for anyone planning to trap wolves, but were unable to get special wolf trapping training that into the rules.  But all trappers need to have taken trapper education classes.  A major  part of trapper education programs are teaching people ethics of trapping and attempting to dispatch captured animals as humanely and quickly as possible.  Letting the wolf struggle in the trap while they were videoing it instead of just quickly euthanizing it certainly was not ethical.


We did provide voluntary training for wolf trapping and I would guess neither group took that class.  The first pair that commented about shooting the wolf in the face were certainly not ethical.   But a well-placed shot to the head can be an approved method of euthanasia approved by the American Medical Veterinary Association.  But putting it on a video, and making comments as they did certainly was not ethical.  I could not see well enough how well the shot was made to the head. Even with a well-placed shot into the brain, there still may be some residual muscle and nerve action after the animal was shot. 


Thanks for bringing these to my attention.  They were not easy to watch.  It looks like at least 1 of these individual will end up getting fined. 


Happy Thanksgiving


Of course as expected the charge was dropped due to what the District Attorney called “legislative interference.” So go ahead and “blog” all you want about this case. Be sure to interview the DA that prosecuted it so he can tell you all about that “legislative interference.” I am sure the public will just love to hear about it.;jsessionid=B173CFFC636E4AEF26494A1DB946F8D9.render6?caseNo=2012FO000321&countyNo=4&cacheId=67B9B7242E108FDCDFE3B1C271D0D055&recordCount=7&offset=1&mode=details&submit=View+Case+Details


And speaking of that disgusting hate page here is a smorgasbord of comments showing some of that “tolerance” and “respect” that the DNR and Patrick Durkin claim exists for wolves among Wisconsin “sportsmen.” Here are a few examples:



Erica Hana I love how these extremist liberals argue how protecting an animal that murders livestock with its face is a must. Shoot them all and make a nice duvee cover. Like · Reply · 5 minutes ago via mobile



Notice how they go crazy when we say they are “murdering” wolves, but livestock can be said to be “murdered” and it is ok.



Kris Hanes Going after them hard starting this weekend. Any of u animal rights tree hugging bitches want to watch let me know lmao Like · Reply · October 18 at 10:18am



Evan W. Powell Looks like another tree hugger. Smoke a pack a day! Like · Reply · 4 · October 17 at 2:38pm via mobile



Dan Tischer Let the lead fly take them all!!!!!! Like · Reply · October 18 at 2:35pm via mobile



Jayne Ellen Bay All you people sad about the poor wolves… I’m an animal lover, but when my nephew’s found their much loved labs remains (a spine and collar) in their yard, you tell me they don’t need to be controlled. Blame “people”. You lose a pet, or maybe a child. There was a child attacked by a wolf this summer. Its only a matter of time. Like · Reply · Yesterday at 8:18am via mobile



Yup, you sure are an “animal lover.”



Brian Nicks Those are small!! Gonna take four that size to FILL a tag!! Now get back to work. O goodjib! Like · Reply · October 18 at 7:06pm via mobile



Alan Dulmes Only about two thousand more to go Like · Reply · 6 · October 18 at 11:56am via mobile



Cori Thiede Who cares what size they are, it’s a wolf KILL EM ALL Like · Reply · 7 · October 18 at 12:50pm via mobile



Kelly Marquardt Sad when all you have to do is drive around on roads and you will see least 1 or 2 wolves around here .. I still say the wolf and bear count is way off .. Turkeys , Wolves , Coyote , and Bear have taken over .. I hunted a spot that I could always get a limit of grouse .. Not 1 flush .. My GSP did not even get birdy .. shame what the DNR have let our good hunting come too.



So turkeys are now eating all the deer?



John Crash Orlowski KILL THEM ALL I have lost a few deer to them damn wolfs and coyotes Like · Reply · October 18 at 2:26pm via mobile



This one is about the pups killed by the sadists:



Lucas Schulz They are so small haha Like · Reply · October 18 at 4:31pm via mobile



Mark Woller I know a guy who guides in Newwood they lost 3 dogs sand had 3 more seriously injured by wolfs and they know of at least 3 packs with up to a dozen in each that doesn’t even put a dent in them Like · Reply · October 18 at 9:31pm



Patrick Chieves Awesome I was stalked by one up there two years ago bow hunting hope they shoot them all. Like · Reply · 1 · October 18 at 11:50am



Kelly Marquardt These were shot by a good friends family on opening day .. They have 1 tag left far as I know .. Not sure on the guns used to blast these vermin . Like · Reply · 1 · October 18 at 12:16pm



Laurel Brown They have been around here too. A guy in Chicago was attacked. I don’t let my dogs out alone. Like · Reply · October 18 at 2:19pm



So a “guy in Chicago” was attacked by a wolf? Hmmmm I must have missed that news story.



Amber Rice Hey my uncle shot these! There are too many wolves! That’s why people kill them. They’re a nuisance! Like · Reply · 5 · October 18 at 5:29pm via mobile



No people kill them because they are a substitute for “libtards” and “tree huggers.”



Ashley Lynn Martin People in northern wisconsin cannot take their dog for a walk out in the country on trails because their dogs get attacked. People have gotten attacked going for walks. not everyone wants to walk the city. And they kill off all the deer population. If your not a hunter you dont understand. Or if you have not experienced this. You do not understand. People need to get over this already. Its much needed.



People being “attacked” huh? Proof?



Maureen Drinkman there are too many of them, our ancestors were right to not have them, and eliminated them!!!…kill them all!!! 16 minutes ago



Sound familiar? They say the same thing about Native Americans.



Brian Ryskoski My coonhound thanks you all. Keep smokin them!



RickMabry I really like the running total but scares me cause I have not got one yet, oh well more motivation!



Avery Fenne Hopefully some will be shot in Burnett County. Are deer population is extremely low and bear is way up. DNR needs to hand out a few more tags in NW WI.



Jerome Zondlo Wipe them off Wisconsin along with pit bull dogs.



Maureen Drinkman awesome!! less pups next year~!!!!



Chad Haucke We keep this up the IR deer herd is gunna prosper!!!!!!



Kyle Drinkwine About 10 miles from there now, watching the Wi badgers kick ass, love Wi, and love smoking a pack a day 



Had enough of that “tolerance” and “respect” yet? It goes on and on and gets even more vile. Here are a couple of messages that Dane County Conservation Congress Delegate, and WE VOW friend, Melissa Smith, received today showing how women and Native Americans are also “tolerated” and “respected” in Wisconsin:


Brent Charles Go fuck yourself bitch



JB Brown: timbernigger



And last but not least the wolf hater that is disappointed that his dogs may not be able to “let my dogs rip the throat out of one of them”



Tolerant enough for you? There are literally thousands of comments like these on that page but Durkin and the DNR keep pretending that wolf hunters “respect” wolves. Sure they do. And for the enablers that run that hate page it would be a good idea to stop threatening and enabling those that harass wildlife advocates. You see Melissa Smith is an ELECTED official with the Conservation Congress and any threats or harassment will bring enhanced charges. You may want to consider that before spouting off or allowing your “readers” to harass or threaten her. Terroristic threats are not taken lightly these days. Just remember that. And I hope your “bloggers” have better grammar and spelling skills than you commenters do.



Wildlife advocates next time a DNR talking head or one of their propaganda mouthpieces like Patrick Durkin or Paul Smith talk about how much wolf “hunters” respect wolves just direct them to that disgusting page or the comment section of any story about wolves.



And here are more Wisconsin “sportsmen” in action in a newly obtained video showing how much they “respect” wildlife:




Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


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“Bunny Slayer” Patrick Durkin Publishes Hit Piece on Professor Adrian Treves

The "great white hunter" like Patrick Durkin frequently saves us from this vicious predator By D. Gordon E. Robertson, via Wikimedia Commons

The “great white hunter” like Patrick Durkin frequently saves us from this vicious predator
By D. Gordon E. Robertson, via Wikimedia Commons

Before I get into the main topic of this post it must be noted that as of this morning, October 21, 2013, Wisconsin wolf haters have “reported” killing 85 (EIGHTY FIVE) wolves since last Tuesday. And those are just the reported ones. Even more disturbing is that the Facebook wolf hating site is showing pictures of multiple wolves killed at the same time none of which have been “tagged” in clear violation of state law. That site continues to post comments advocating poaching and eradication of the entire Wisconsin wolf population. If the DNR truly cared about enforcing the law and promoting so called “ethical” hunting they would monitor that disgusting website and investigate the blatant law violations. Sadly they do not care and the unethical boasting and promotion of poaching will continue. Now on to the “Bunny Slayer,” Patrick Durkin and his tripe.

Last year DNR apologist, “outdoors writer,” and kill everything by any means possible advocate, Patrick Durkin, boasted about how the outrage over Wisconsin’s wolf slaughter would blow over and we would all “accept” it just as we supposedly have accepted the mourning dove killing. What? I don’t know about you but I have never accepted the killing of those docile birds for sport and I damn sure will never accept the yearly sport/revenge killing of wolves in Wisconsin. If anything the outrage has grown substantially since last year and will continue to do so until the DNR listens to the majority of citizens that oppose this reckless slaughter. But that was Durkin’s garbage from last year. This weekend he published and article that can be described as nothing more than a hit piece against University of Wisconsin Professor and world renowned carnivore expert Adrian Treves. From the article:

As Wisconsin’s second wolf season got underway Tuesday we heard claims that the Department of Natural Resources was ignoring science and risking a destabilized wolf population by setting a kill quota of 251.

And those who attended The Wildlife Society’s annual national conference in Milwaukee on Oct. 7-8, heard University of Wisconsin professor Adrian Treves claim wolf poaching is rising. During the conference, Treves also said the DNR’s 2013 wolf quota is “not sustainable nor responsible.”

Such claims pack punch because we like to think university researchers are detached, objective folks who disdain emotion, shun advocacy and avoid predictions they can’t support with data.

In other words, we expect professors to stay above the fray of us caterwauling commoners. Maybe that’s asking too much of mere mortals who deal with wolves.

Wow, Durkin sounds like he is a little jealous of the professor and his vast knowledge of carnivore co-existence. Of course Durkin is nothing more than a barstool biologist that pretends he is on equal footing with someone as renowned as Professor Treves because he writes about killing animals. Durkin follows it up with even more obscene drivel that even goes so far as to think it is great that poaching levels dropped to “only” 17 percent of wolf mortality in 2012.
Treves’ claim about a recent rise in wolf poaching is also puzzling. DNR records show the agency investigated 1,007 dead wolves from 1979 through 2012, and declared 205 (20 percent) to be illegal kills. But from 2003 through 2012 the illegal kill was 19 percent, and after hitting a 10-year high of 30 percent in 2011 it fell to 17 percent in 2012 — the hunt’s first year.

Notice no outrage over the fact that poaching occurs only that it remains basically the same in an attempt to refute Professor Treves. But Durkin fails at this because Prof. Treves said that there was a recent rise in poaching and sure enough Durkin’s own numbers show poaching skyrocketed less than two years ago in 2011. Does that not count a “recent” enough for Durkin? Does this guy not get it? Then comes the biggest stretch of all that wolf hunters somehow “respect” wolves because they “waited for a better shot” before killign them. What? If I am not mistaken at least half of wolves killed last year were trapped. How does a trapper sadist need to “wait for a better shot?”
In fact, a DNR survey of 2012’s wolf hunters found most of them demonstrated respect toward wolves. When asked if they shot at the first wolf that presented an opportunity, 66.5 percent said no. Their No. 1 reason? They were waiting for a better shot.

Further, of those who killed a wolf, 60 percent took its hide to a taxidermist for mounting, and 33 percent tanned and kept it. Why would so many wolf hunters pass up iffy shots, and 93 percent preserve their kill for display if they hate the sight of wolves?

Granted, we’re only one year into state-regulated wolf hunts, so it’s too soon to draw lasting judgments. But isn’t that the point? We should be studying these hunts to learn more about wolves, wolf management and those who hunt or trap them.

So let’s not accuse others of ignoring science and research unless we’re practicing both ourselves.

Really Durkin? They hate the sight of LIVING wolves. That is why they killed them so they could look at DEAD wolves. Why don’t you make a visit to that disgusting Wisconsin Wolf Hunting Facebook page to see how much wolf hunters “respect” wolves. If “respect” is grinning over bloody carcasses and advocating poaching then Durkin lives in a different world than I do. How dare a hack “outdoors” write whose only qualification is that he gets off on killing wild animals insult and question the research of a world renowned expert on the topic at hand. This clown even goes so far as to say that somehow it would be “scientific” to allow bating and hounding because there is no data about it? What?

In his 2012 testimony to the DNR Board, Treves also said: “There is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence to support the safety or efficacy of hunting wolves with hounds … (nor is there) scientific evidence to support the safety or efficacy of hunting wolves with bait.”

Both statements are true, but how could we expect peer-reviewed scientific studies when regulated wolf hunts didn’t exist until the past few years in the United States, and only Wisconsin is pursuing a hound hunt? And if peer-reviewed research of wolf-baiting and wolf-hounding is our goal, we certainly won’t get any data if we don’t offer any tests.

I think that Durkin missed the boat again with his attempts to insult and refute Professor Treves. So wolf baiting and hounding should be justified as some twisted “science project.” What is this guy smoking? Give it up Durkin you are not in the same league as Professor Treves and your feeble hit piece is a joke that only makes wildlife advocates distrust and dislike you even more. How does this guy even have a job? Shame on you Durkin and shame on the publications that allow your drivel to be posted.

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Patrick Durkin Tries to Compare Wolf Advocates to Wolf Poachers

More garbage from Patrick “Bunny Slayer” Durkin, the “outdoors” writer for the Wisconsin State Journal. This week he uses more of his twisted “logic” to compare anti-wolf trolls and wolf poachers to wolf advocates. He even goes so far as to brag that the number of “documented” wolf poachings during this year’s deer hunting season is the same as last. What? Then we have all of this fluffy talk about how hunter “supported” wolves:

Why such dire expectations of hunters? Sure, some hunters badmouth wolves and sport anti-wolf bumper stickers. But most have supported wolves since Wisconsin got serious 30 years ago about rebuilding the population.

During the past six years alone, sportsmen-fueled tax revenues from the federal government’s Pittman-Robertson program provided nearly $2 million to the DNR for wolf management. Wisconsin contributed nearly another $1 million from hunters’ license fees and endangered-resources funds.

Really Durkin? How much of that money came from the sale of the “Endangered Resources” license plates that went into that fund? You know that fund that payed off bear hounders to the tune of almost $500,000? You “sportsmen” do it all don’t you? Apparently he has not read the studies from UW Professor Adrain Treves because if he did he would see that “sportsmen” do not support wolves and a large number surveyed said they would poach one if they had the chanse. Oh but that would make “sportsmen” look bad, so don’t mention that. And why do the DNR’s own wolf biologists estimate that over a hundred wolves are poached each year? Then we have this:

So who’s the bigger fool: those who claim they’ll poach wolves, those who boast of poaching, or those who cite such boasts as predictors of hunter behavior?

Really Durkin? Overblown? Why don’t you talk about poacher James Vee and his wolf torture videos? Why not read the garbage and look at the photos on that deplorable Wisconsin Wolf Hunting Facebook page. Nothing hunters, hounders, and trappers do is ever wrong in the view of this guy. Apologists like him make me sick, and it disgusts me even more that he is allowed to print his garbage in a major paper. Please leave a comment following his ridiculous article.

Patrick Durkin: Worry over poaching of wolves proved overblown


Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


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