Saturday, October 3, 2015

WI Wolf Attack: NRA propaganda to boost gun sales or a cover up of an illegal hunt?

by Rachel Tilseth, the founder of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

image of a snarling wolf used in the NRA American Hunter Magazine

Here we have a hunter face to face with snarling wolves that he fends off with his Walther PK .380 a hand gun. The NRA American Hunter  article by by Jon Draper – Wednesday, September 30, 2015, has all the makings of fictional story spun to sell guns. Or is it a cover up of an illegal hunt? gun used by hunter

Oh my what a big gun you have, said the NRA as the hunter defends himself against a wolf attack. yet, there are no witnesses, no body and this sounds more like a cover up of an illegal hunt.  After all, WI’s wolves are on the Endangered Species List. 

First, we have the hunter From Friendship Wisconsin aproached by snarling wolves and Nellessen immediately pulled his sidearm, a Walther PK .380, and chambered a round.

“As the next wolf leapt toward Nellessen, the man jumped back and was able to fire a single round into the animal. Nellessen was unsure of the lethality of the hit, but two wolves immediately retreated for the bush at the sound of the gunshot and the third limped away “like a gut-shot deer,” said Nellessen.”

When the hunter brings in the authorites to investigate they find no dead wolf. They find a blood trail that ends but no body. Where is the body?

“The following day, with biologists from the Wisconsin DNR and U.S.D.A. Wildlife Services in tow, Nellessen returned to the scene of the attack, hoping to find a dead wolf. At press time no wolf had been found, but Nellessen said the group did find lots of wolf sign, and a blood trail that ended after roughly 150 yards. “

In the end, the hunter decides he must buy a bigger gun.

“Matthew Nellessen, who says he is now “In the market for a bigger gun,” renewed his NRA membership four days ago.”

I will be following up on this incident with the WDNR and reporting all the details in this on going investigation.

To read full article  from The NRA American Hunter click here.