Friday, November 16, 2012

End In Sight For Wisconsin Wolf 'Harvest'

The Wisconsin DNR notes that some wolf-killing zones will be closed down a tad early so hunters don't exceed the agency's so-called "harvest" of 116.

The unluckiest wolves are those caught in foot traps, then finished off with a .22 rifle shot at close range.


Reagan's Disciple said...

Who hunts with a .22?

James Rowen said...

If you read the highlighted article, you will see that the hunter mentioned killed her trapped wolf with a .22 shot - - which is the context for detail in the blog posting.

If you read the DNR's rules for wolf hunting, you will see that a .22 cal. rifle is the approved execution tool for a trapped wolf:

From the Q.& A. at the DNR site:

How can I kill a wolf I caught in a trap or cable restraint? Killing a wolf in a trap can only be done if a person has a valid, unfilled wolf harvest license and pelt tag, and
only by shooting the wolf with a firearm. While not a legal firearm for shooting a wolf while hunting, a trapper can use a .22 caliber rimfire rifle to kill a wolf lawfully caught in a trap.

Anonymous said...

I looks like the success of the wolf season will happen earlier than expected. Note that extra care is being taken to not exceed harvest goals, unlike the over spearing which closed down several lakes to catching and keeping walleye; or the unapproved killing of elk from a herd which is struggling to survive.

Those wolves who are caught in traps were most likely caught in traps before by wildlife researchers who routinely use this method. And yes, most trappers use .22s to dispatch trapped animals.

Anonymous said...

We have made much progress in enlightening people to the sacred earth mother through the environmental movement and the restoration of wolves which are sacred to her and her beloved warrior guardians. The killing of wolves is a deliberate act of genocide against the only people of the earth who deserve to be called human beings. Their elevated spiritual knowledge transcends the retarded understanding of the white man. Only they can speak with the earth spirits and intervene in our destruction. If you are not of them, you can never truly understand why the wolf is sacred and watches over them. No white person can ever be other than they are which are all racist bigots. There is no way in which you can be otherwise. Even when you pretend to be Indian and sprinkle tobacco you are not fooling anyone. It only makes you a bigger liar, fraud and bigoted racist. They do not perform rituals, they walk in sacred harmony with the earth at all times and you think it is a ritual. You are a fool. It is their life. A life with the spiritual brother wolf. You can kill all of the wolves but they will still obtain their wisdom in the spirit world. You kill them for what you call management. Do you also kill your spirit to become more spiritual?. You will never be Indian you will always be a racist bigot, but even so you should follow the examples of the true earth walkers and try to be like them. Do not kill their wolves. Only they can communicate with the spirits of animals and ask for their gifts, and when the animal agrees to offer themselves to them it is in the spirit of giving rather than surrender. You pitiful white bastards do not have a clue. But go on and pretend.

You talk of walleyes and elk. You cannot know walleye and elk unless you are Indian. The spiritual hunter only asks for what the earth mother will share. The animal which offers themselves is the ultimate decider of what you call “management” . It is not possible for the Indian to over harvest or harm the earth, this can only be done by whites. If you do not understand this, it is because you are white. It is because you are white and cannot understand that you must simply allow the Indian to do what they do, without judgment or criticism. To do otherwise is to be a racist. This is what must be taught in the schools and made into your laws for your own benefit. It must be reinforced in your movies and books until it is as part of your thinking as knowing the sky is blue. Then you will know, without question, that the earth must be purified and the wolf and the Indian will be sacred to you.

Anonymous said...

If you support the killing of wolves, then you are a racist. You may be an ignorant racist and not even think that you are one, but you still are. If you support mining then you are also a racist. If you do not allow the drum in your state capitol chambers then you are also a racist. If you deny treaty rights or the sovereign nation, you are a racist. It is all mighty white of you.

Anonymous said...

As stated above: trappers.

They don't want to destroy the pelt with anything larger caliber. Otherwise it would mean more work for the taxidermist to construct the trophy mount.

Water Lily said...

I posted the following comment to the JS online article. One more theory:

It's easy to see just how Wisconsin's wolf population grew to such numbers as to require "management." Prior to the wolf hunt's quota numbers being set by the biologists in the state legislature, estimates were 750 wolves, statewide. After the quota numbers had been established, but before the wolf hunt began, estimates were 850. On the 6th of Nov, at 8:35 a.m. in this comment string, Buckskin tossed out the number 1200. Yesterday, again here in the comments, MeanGreen5 says 2000. Now we get it: the more wolves we shoot, the higher the remaining population grows! It seems as if the wolf killers are learning math at the same place Wisconsin legislators have learned biology.