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Let’s tell WI Department of Natural resources what’s on our minds concerning WI’s wild wolf populations.
Get the facts first.
Wolves are stressed out from three years of reckless wolf hunts that include, hound hunting dogs chasing them down in state sanctioned dog fights. http://wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com/2014/08/13/wodcw-faq-sheet-on-wolf-hound-hunting/
Trapping of wolves: GLWP findings here: http://wolfpatrol.org/2014/10/23/media-release-glwp-documents-illegal-wolf-trapping-activity-hunters-kill-over-quota-wdnr-takes-no-action/
Scientists have written not one but two letters to USFWS asking that WI’s wolves be re- listed because of missing data, concerns of illegal killing, wolves not breeding to name a few of their concerns. Scientists have proof that WDNR has not followed the USFWS’s post delisting rules. Get the full story here: http://wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com/2014/10/25/wolf-activists-wisconsin-advocacy-in-full-swing/
And now this latest debauchery by WDNR mismanaging Wolf hunt management zones by going over wolf kill quotas in two zones. Then making up these overages by ignoring public concerns, not bothering to adhere to wolf kill state quota agreement of 150. Get the full story here: http://wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com/2014/10/23/wi-third-wolf-hunt-a-debauchery-excessive-indulgence-of-over-killing/
WI residents want wolves according to WDNR’s own wolf social survey. Get the full,story here: http://wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com/2014/08/28/8281wdnr-wolf-survey-results-the-good-bad-and-the-ugly-by-rachel-tilseth/
Yet Cathy Stepp, head of WDNR, has shown little regard for what citizens want by excluding those who have, and have had a stake in discussions regarding wolves. Stacking her WI Wolf Advisory Committee full of pro wolf hunt groups. Get the full story here: http://wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com/2014/09/12/091114-cathy-stepps-new-wdnr-dysfunction-junction-by-rachel-tilseth/
Above, DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp during a 2011 conservation event. Photo: U.S. FWS Midwest (CC-BY). DNR Secretary Confirms That Wolf Hunt Opponents Were Removed From Advisory Committee http://www.wpr.org/dnr-secretary-confirms-wolf-hunt-opponents-were-removed-advisory-committee
Now here’s what you can do to stop this reckless hunting of WI’s wild wolves a once endangered species.
call and email Cathy Stepp head of WDNR Secretary (608) 266-2121 DNRSecretary@Wisconsin.gov
Here is a contact directory for WDNR staff here:http://dnr.wi.gov/staffdir/_newsearch/contactsearchext.aspx
If you have a Twitter account: first follow Cathy Stepp on Twitter , then use this heading for at: @CathyStepp #Stop the #wiwolfhunt stick to the #Quota150
Write letters to the editor: Read this letter to the editor, example here: http://wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com/2014/08/11/letter-to-the-editor-ethical-hunters-need-to-speak-up-against-this-barbaric-practice/
If you are out of state contact the the Wisconsin Department of a Tourism and let them know you won’t be visiting unless they stop the hostility towards WI’s wild wolves via the contact information in the above photograph.
Now get to work! Thank you for all you do for wolves.