Friday, December 7, 2012

Case Study In WI DNR Transparency [Sic]

Outrage alert:

Here's your Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at work:

In April, the Legislature passed Act 168 to permit hunting and trapping in all state parks as of January 1, 2013, and began to write rules to administer what this controversial plan.
A draft was produced, and listening sessions were held in late October and early November - -  but the agency not make the draft available for posting until about 10 a.m. today - - and the Natural Resources Board will consider the rule at its meeting next Tuesday at 4 p.m.

You can submit comments on the rule - - it's 65-pages long - - or you can register to speak at the NRB meeting Tuesday - - but the deadlines to do either is 4 p.m. today.

2:30 p.m. update: the registration deadline to speak at the hearing has been extended to 4 p.m. Monday. 

This site has a link to the comment function, with the deadlines.


Anonymous said...

Hey Lester! They's a lotta of critter an shit we can be shootin in the parks. Family fun time!

Anonymous said...

So if I wander off a trail in one of the state park my ankle or shin bone could be broken by a cold steel trap?

James Rowen said...

To Anon 3:47 - - Wisconsin is open to a lot of dumb ideas.

Laurette McGovern said...

Actually, one of the problems in parks (state and otherwise) is the over-abundance of those hoofed browsers, deer. They can destroy the populations of native wildflowers that one would hope would be preserved in a park setting.

So, while I am not advocating trapping of smaller mammals, shooting (and reducing the population levels) of deer would actually be sound, ecologically.

Anonymous said...

@Laurette- so as I walk the Zillmer trail in the Kettle Moraine and see orange figures popping out of the woods and feel the wind of bullets buzzing by my ears I should be more concerned about wild flowers?

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile at Mauthe Lake- the stillness of the woods is interrupted by the sound of a wild animal wailing in pain from being trapped and left in pain for over 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

Well the deer overpopulation problem is being addressed by The Walker administration. By shooting lots of wolves, there will be even more need to hunt deer in the parks.

BULLETS said...

Deer hunting is on a decline and so is hunting license revenue. So what do they do - create the Wolf Hunting season so generate more revenue.

So here we have the headlines in the JS about this controversy . Overwhelming opposition. - but will they listen? Nope!

Anonymous said...

Wolves should be introduced into state parks with a deer over-population problem.