Wisconsin Ag News Headlines. Rural Groups React Positively to Removing Wolf Protections

What an informative article. It says “rural groups” and then speaks of the Safari Club and the Bear Association. Only the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association seems rural to me. It tells us that the wolf herd in Wisconsin is 500 animals. Wolf “herd?”

It also says “2,700 head of cattle killed by predators like wolves and coyotes.” How about separating them out? How many by wolves, how many by coyote? How many by dog, etc.

Finally, how many of the “cattle” were really calves?

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

6 Responses to Wisconsin Ag Connection says rural groups react positively to removing wolf protections

  1. avatar Alan says:

    Pretty sophomoric reporting, at best.

  2. avatar Lisa Thomaschek says:

    I live around Madison, WI. There is very little in the WI State Journal about wolf deprediation in the State. I have seen a commercial that will be running soon, I assume in the northern part of the state and it is similar to the commercial used in the presidential campaign. I am torn, I want the wolves to do well enough that they can be delisted but I fear that will be an excuse to remove them.

  3. avatar Mike S. says:

    Lisa,
    “I am torn, I want the wolves to do well enough that they can be delisted but I fear that will be an excuse to remove them.

    What did you think was going to happen now that Wolves are Delisted?

    They will be managed in numbers acceptable to each states Wolf Management plan to assure they will never be relisted again(that was approved by the USFWS)

    Did you actually think once they are delisted they can just keep expanding their range and population?

    Unbelieveable.

  4. avatar Jim says:

    or – People do.

  5. avatar Jim says:

    that post should have read – why not Mike S., people do.

  6. avatar Mike S. says:

    “that post should have read – why not Mike S., people do.”

    Your arguments are well thought out and very impressive.

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