These photos were obtained from the Wisconsin DNR through an Open
Records request. The agency said it does not photograph every legally
killed wolf at its registration, so more information about the origin
or location of the photos, and a handful of others sent to me, was not readily
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.