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.