Sunday, April 7, 2013

Seventy-Two Hearings Statewide Monday Night Offer Wolf Hunt Opponents A Forum

If you are opposed to the use of dogs in Wisconsin's wolf hunt, then the place to be Monday night to get involved is at an annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress meeting being held at the same hour - - 7 p.m. - - in all 72 counties.

County residents have the option to run for election to the Conservation Congress and to elect delegates from their county to represent their county views regarding natural resources on the Conservation Congress. Also, individuals have the opportunity to bring forth new conservation issues of a statewide nature to the attention of the Conservation Congress through the citizen resolution process.
The Congress is advisory to the DNR.

Here is the official list of meeting sites.

Every meeting begins at 7 p.m. For example, Dane County's meeting will be held at the Sun Prairie High School Performing Arts Center, 888 Grove St., Sun Prairie.

The Milwaukee County meeting will be held at Nathan Hale High School, Auditorium, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis.

These hearings are usually well-attended and dominated by hunters, anglers and outdoors' enthusiasts.

So opponents of the wolf hunt, like the Humane Society of the United States, suggest getting there early:
At the hearing, residents can vote on a broad array of wildlife policies, including cruel wolf hounding, where trophy hunters release packs of radio-collared dogs to run down wolves, a practice that virtually guarantees violent, deadly wolf-dog fights.
On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:45 p.m., every county in Wisconsin will hold elections. Not sure where to go? Find the address for your county's meeting here. Have more questions? Click here.


Anonymous said...

The wolf hunt went very well last year and this next year we should see the harvest increased. The legal harvest dramatically reduces the number of wolves that are killed without being utilized and is a great step forward for proper wildlife management. Using dogs should help achieve the harvest quotas even sooner than last year and will provide valuable training and experience in developing effective and efficient hunting methods to keep problem animals in check. Let’s get as many people as we can there to support the hunting of wolves with dogs.

Tess said...

Do you use hunting wolves as Redneck Viagra? The only great step forward for proper wildlife management is in your own mind...anyone that knows better like scientists, biologists and the tribes who study wolves, would disagree.
You take your dogs out on a wolf hunt to be torn to pieces don't bill me or the other taxpayers who don't support your disgusting blood lust.

James Rowen said...

To Anonymoustoxin- - To clarify: I do not "work there" at the JS. That ended in 1996.

I am pointing out contradictions in the editorial policy.

There is a difference between editorial writing and reporting. And there has been a lot of good reporting at the paper by good reporters on environmental issues.

I agree that sand mining has been undercovered by all media and I will do my part to fix that, but I cannot assign reporters to cover issues.

And I agree that we need polit

James Rowen said...

sorry - - comment got cut off - - we need better political leadership from candidates elected officials on these issues.

Unknown said...

Say, Anonymous, you know the Wisconsin Conservation Congress voted to ban the use of dogs in wolf hunting Monday night? Not just in Dane County, either; 48 of 72 counties (that would be 66.67%, two thirds by my reckoning) voted to ban it. Guess your point of view isn't too popular, even among hunting and fishing folks.