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Many hunter organizations like to promote the idea that hunters were the first and most important conservation advocates. They rest on their laurels of early hunter/wildlife activist like Teddy Roosevelt, and George Bird Grinnell who, among other things, were founding members of the Boone and Crocket Club. But in addition to being hunter advocates, these […]

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A year ago we wrote the story “Wolf fraud photography.”  Hunting seasons this year have continued to produce some photos of wolves that look just huge.  A number of photos  this year have been of a “giant” wolf killed in the first Wisconsin hunt.  The dead wolf poses […]

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Has a bloodfest been averted?

Madison. Plans to allow wolves to be hunted with dogs, as part of Wisconsin ‘s first wolf hunt, have been at least temporarily set aside by the ruling of Dane County Circuit Judge Peter Anderson.

No other state has permitted dog hunting of wolves, but the Wisconsin legislature directly inserted […]

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Minnesota talks about hunting season-
Hunting season bill introduced into Wisconsin legislature- 

At long last, wolves are delisted in the Great Lakes.  Now folks are looking to see if the wolf can be conserved by these states, or whether old attitudes from 19th century prevail as they have politically in Idaho and Montana.

While it should […]

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Massive success brings Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin wolf population far above Idaho, Montana and Wyoming-

It certainly is time to delist the wolves of the Great Lakes.  Their populations are secure. They have a huge prey base, and as we have seen from the Idaho and Montana hunting seasons, even abusive hunts do not wipe out […]

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Folks thought it was reaching a natural carrying capacity-

Wisconsin wolf population surges. By Lee Bergquist and Paul A. Smith of the Journal Sentinel

I thought it was leveling off, but then population growth or decline of relatively small populations of any animal are subject to random events like favorable weather.

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Wolves in Northern Rockies and Great Lakes officially delisted May 4, 2009-

Will delisting be better the second time around?

Today for the second time in the Northern Rockies, wolves were delisted with all management decisions handed over to the states of Idaho and Montana, but not Wyoming where delisting  will not take place under […]

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Good news for wolves keeps rolling out.

The Great Lakes wolves have won reprieve in federal court, preventing the Bush’s Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) attempt to delist:

Court rules against U.S. in Great Lakes wolf case – AP

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A Wisconsin study demonstrates a model showing that wolves are least abundant where there are roads or agriculture.  Road density and ag land good predictor of wolf presence (or absence, as is the case).

[Wisconsin] Wolves are lying low – JSOnline

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537 to 564 wolves at the end of 2007 versus 540 and 577 wolves at the end of 2006. Story in the Chicago Tribune. “DNR: Wis. wolf population could be leveling off.” By The Associated Press.

It’s what everyone should expect. Every animal population reaches a peak. Idaho’s wolf population growth slowed greatly […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey