Will The Trumpeter Swan Go The Way Of The Wolf?
How soon will the so-called sportsmen in the Wisconsin Legislature (see Kleefisch, "Rib-Eye," Joel) give the reborn Trumpeter swan population in Wisconsin the same treatment (cleaned up linguistically as a "harvest," like our amber fields of grain) handed the grey wolf and marinating for the Sandhill crane?
I transport injured animals for Wild Instincts, wildlife rehab. About a month ago, I transported a trumpeter swan that had been shot. I suppose it's possible that it could have been mistaken for a snow goose. Somehow, I find that unlikely. It also had lead poisoning from ingesting lead shot. It will recover and be released, but it will be a slow process. While the reintroduction has been a success, I'd sure hate to see them be hunted.
at least the indians aren't shooting the swans yet like they have been doing to the elk. The wolf population rose to the point that harvest was necessary to control the population. This isn't the case of the elk whose population keeps getting killed by wolves and now indians.
One elk, mind you.
And for reasons not so difficult to comprehend and accept.
And entirely legal.
@Anon 12:14 pm -- that was ONE ELK for ceremonial purposes. Nothing like Kleefisch's proposal for sandhill cranes or the DNR wolf kill.
The Indian kill of the one Elk was a religious thing.
Ok- kill the wolves but lets man up and do it right. TRAPS? DOGS? What a bunch of pussy willows.
killing elk is a religious thing? you madison liberals are truly clueless. The early asian immigrants are sticking it in your face just to show you they can. Nothing more than a political power play against a gutless dnr.
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