Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Details On 20 Illegal Wolf Kills Recorded By DNR In 2012

In response to an Open Records request, the Wisconsin DNR provided information on 20 illegal wolf kills it recorded in 2012 - - the year in which the first legal hunt was authorized by the legislature and implemented by the DNR.

The 20 illegal kills were among 123 wolf deaths in Wisconsin outside of the official 2012 hunt "harvest" of 117, the State Journal reported, bringing the total last year to 240.

Incomplete or imprecise information in the DNR information about the 20 illegal deaths provided was due to animal decomposition or available investigative data.

I have culled these details from the record.

Sex - - 10 males, 10 females.

Counties - - Bayfield, 3. Chippewa, Price, Taylor and Douglas - -  2 each. Sawyer, Burnett, Wood, Eau Claire, Walworth, Oconto, Adams, Jackson, Dane - - 1 each.

Cause of death - - Illegally shot, 15. One each as: Illegally shot; Illegally killed; Illegally shot as coyote; Illegally killed shot /arrow?; illegally killed-trapped, shot.

Carcass Disposition - - Whole, 17. One each as: Carcass without head; Head only; carcass disposed of; Collar only found.

Final disposition/Fine - - N/A or blank in 18 cases. In Delavan, for Larry A. Ellis, No contest/$152.55; In Arlington, for Nathan Campbell, Initial Court Appearance on 1/08/13/ $410.40.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are not even close. I know for a fact that my county which is not listed, have had more kills then the county with the most listed.

Anonymous said...

Horrible, unthinkable &cruel. These gross human beings need to be fined, jailed & do community service. What is wrong with people today. Have they forgot GOD'S laws? We are to nurture & care for GOD'S CREATURES.

Anonymous said...

Why would a governmental agency re-introduce an unwanted animal into an area where it potentially kills domestic animals and insists the domestic animals, pets, be restrained for the easy kill?