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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rachel Tilseth of WOLVES OF DOUGLAS COUNTY WISCONSIN blogged on the fact that Wisconsin will seek to adhere to the 150 wolf kill quota that was established for this season and not allow certain zones in the state to continue to kill wolves simply because their zone was not "filled up"..............Wisconsin is one of our states blessed with wolves, coyotes and bobcats and where hunters are allowed to use dogs to chase the animals........And not only that,,,once the wolf killing season is over, hunters can still run their dogs after wolves so that the dogs become trained for future hunts ........STOP THIS ALREADY...............Can some sanity as it relates to fair chase come into the consciousness of the folks setting the rules up there?

WDNR has open seasons on bobcat & coyote and it is legal to run dogs on wolves for training purposes in WI.

(Photograph belongs to Rachel Tilseth)
I just spoke with David MacFarland, WDNR, who confirmed; as of

today WDNR administration will not allow zones 3 and 6 to fill.

MacFarland also said, “WDNR are watching the quota numbers

For well over a month, WDNR has been ducking the issue about

how to handle overages caused by not watching the zone quotas

closely enough. But have finally made a decision today.
There’s more to this than meets the eye. WDNR seems to “bite off

more than they can handle.” Considering DNR wardens are

outnumbered, over-worked and under staffed.
WDNR has open seasons right now on Bobcats and coyotes

with use of dogs. That means hound handlers are out there now

hunting bobcat, and coyote with Dogs running down wildlife all

over the north woods of WI.
That’s not the half of it as hounders are now (and have been

allowed to) train their dogs to hunt wolves. Even if the wol

f hunt season closes today hound handlers can run dogs on

wolves for training purposes. Read more here:


(Trail cam photograph of a wolf in WI by WI Outdoor Fun)
What can be done about this harassment of wild wolves by

hound hunters? Well folks this is all legal, made legal by WI

legislature. It’s Act 169 that allows the legal harassment of

wild wolves here in WI. Here is the law:
Call and write your WI legislator here’s the link to find out who

is your legislator:
Change the law by removing the use of dogs to hunt wolves in

WI. For more information on this topic of Wolf hounding:

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