It is beyond mere irony that despite wolves being called nature's 'first responders' to the chronic wasting disease that threatens the state's herd and an annual hunt the DNR values statewide at $1.4 billion, the agency on Friday, a) closed the comment period on its plans for upcoming wolf killing seasons mandated by the state legislature, and, b) separately announced by email, below, that it has added another Wisconsin county to those where deer chronic wasting disease has already spread.
Q. Why can't this contradiction be fixed?
A. Because despite sloppy management and a history of wolf killing-quota disregard, and recent polling data and pleas from scientists and experts to the contrary, special interests have been given excessive control over Wisconsin wolf hunting policy.
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Here is today's DNR deer wasting disease release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2021
DNR Confirms CWD In Green Lake County Wild Deer;