ILLINOIS GOVERNOR QUINN SIGNS SB 3049!!

August 25, 2014

Wolves, Black Bears and Mountain Lions are now a Protected Species in Illinois!
Wolves, Black Bears and Mountain Lions are now a Protected Species in Illinois!

"SB 3049 amends the Illinois Wildlife Code to add the Gray wolf, American black bear, and Cougar to the list of protected species. These animals are currently very rare or nonexistent in the state. Senate Bill 3049 will help protect immigrants of these species to promote their recovery in Illinois. "(Click on photo for more info)

FOUR SCIENTISTS SEND LETTER TO USF&WS

August 15, 2014 - Letter questions Wisconsin population numbers in light of  data submitted by WIDNR, continued  poaching and new threat(s) of training hounds on wolves.  Link here

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JULY 10, 2014

"Appeals court says hunters can train dogs on wolves" 

The 4th District Court of Appeals on Thursday lifts injunction.  Hound hunters can now legally run their unleashed hound dogs on wolves 24 hrs/day & 365 days/year including breeding and pup-rearing season.  (link for more info)

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HUNTING INCREASES ACROSS WISCONSIN

In June, the Wisconsin NRB approved an extra 20 days of hunting on these lovely birds who mate for life. Currently, Wisconsin kills approx. 100,000 Mourning Doves each year.

Wisconsin NRB & DNR approved hunting/killing Bobcats So. of 64 throughout the entire state.

Despite objections from the central Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunter & Mead McMillan Duck Hunters, DNR gets go-ahead from Fish & Wildlife and NRB approves season on Blue-winged Teal..."potential for harvesting non-target species is great..."

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Environmental risks looming in Wisconsin (5/29/2014)

Gogebic taconite mining land in Ashland County,WI

DNR identifies potential pollution problems with iron mining; 07/10/2014; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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WI's water and land dangerously at risk: Read Earth Island Journal's piece on the Penokee Hills (click on photo)
WI's water and land dangerously at risk: Read Earth Island Journal's piece on the Penokee Hills (click on photo)

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Wisconsin's state agency charged with managing our natural resources  no longer uses science as it's guide.  This agency continues to silence biologists and the voices of their public.  Currently, their wildlife, water and land management policies reflect the interests of hunting and big-business lobbyists.

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2013/2014 in Wisconsin

Forest industry attempts to weaken protections for imperiled bat colonies

Penning of wild animals continues unabated (live captive bait)

18% increase in Black Bear hunting 2014 (BAITING is rampant)

340+ wolves killed-majority by trapping (hound dogs killed 30+)

Hound dogs used on wolves despite WCC vote

Hound depredation payments continue despite allegations of fraud

State Park testimonies against permanent rules are shocking!!!

Bobcat killing quota increases (hounds & trapping)

Woodchuck season attempted despite opposition (still in committee)

Trapping increases w/ demand from China

"Coyote killing contests" continue

CWD continues unabated

Invasive species thrive

DNR betrays public trust over Badger Ammunition facility

MacKenzie Center is "poster child" for conservation vs. hunting in WI

State increases funding for promotion of youth hunting

State targets wildlife rehabilitation centers

State eases fees for dumping of toxic substances in wetlands

Mining and fracking continues

 Increase in "impaired waters" in Wisconsin

Hunting/poaching violations rampant

Potential hunting in city limits

 

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