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Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:57 pm
by Mr Wolf25
Unfortunately the Wolf Hunting season has been approved :( .
MADISON- The state Senate has approved a bill that would create a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.

The bill would establish a hunting and trapping season that would run from mid-October through the end of February. The Department of Natural Resources would be allowed to determine how many licenses to issue. If the number of applicants exceed the number of licenses, the DNR would award half of the licenses randomly and the other half to applicants with the most preference points.
Source: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/141652413.html

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:16 am
by WolvesOfTheSeas
Oh no that really bad and what do u mean it approved ?

am not getting it is good or bad?

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:35 pm
by Edme1
Hunting overpopulated animals is ok, like deer and turkey. Possibly, just maybe, hunting very common wolves could be acceptable, but it may result in unbalanced ecosystem(s). If the number of wolves drastically decreases, then the number of deer and rabbits may rise, as one of their natural predators is being hunted. The higher amount of deer may eat lots of plants, possibly causing a decrease in the amount of food for them and any other species that eat the plants. If the decreased food amount affects smaller prey like rabbits, then once the wolf population rises again, they may be short of food since the deer and rabbits are suffering starvation. Over-hunting can affect ecosystems directly, if the population of the animal being hunted is decreased too much.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:56 pm
by paperpaws
Still not amused at the whole concept of giving yourself the right how many other living beings may live or die, but I guess that if there is a case of overpopulation and an unbalanced ecosystem it is still sort of justified. Too bad to hear, though.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:56 am
by firawolf
ahhhhhh faint hours later looks at screen aaaahhhh faint :( i can't believe it :x i think im going to faint just seeing that again why would they do that im heart broken im going to now steal every wolf in the US and hide them in my room so they don't get shot well i would if i could but mom said no

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:22 pm
by Edme1
firawolf wrote:ahhhhhh faint hours later looks at screen aaaahhhh faint :( i can't believe it :x i think im going to faint just seeing that again why would they do that im heart broken im going to now steal every wolf in the US and hide them in my room so they don't get shot well i would if i could but mom said no
In reality, that would be a bad idea. Also, it is encouraged to keep role-playing on the forums to a minimum...

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:03 pm
by Koa
Edme1 wrote:Hunting overpopulated animals is ok, like deer and turkey. Possibly, just maybe, hunting very common wolves could be acceptable, but it may result in unbalanced ecosystem(s). If the number of wolves drastically decreases, then the number of deer and rabbits may rise, as one of their natural predators is being hunted. The higher amount of deer may eat lots of plants, possibly causing a decrease in the amount of food for them and any other species that eat the plants. If the decreased food amount affects smaller prey like rabbits, then once the wolf population rises again, they may be short of food since the deer and rabbits are suffering starvation. Over-hunting can affect ecosystems directly, if the population of the animal being hunted is decreased too much.
Quite frankly there are numerous predators out there that would carry on regardless whether the wolf had been re-introduced to the states or not. Bears, mountain lions, and coyotes are a few. Considering wolves are a challenge to hunt down in the first place, the numbers under managed hunting won't fall as drastically as you think; they will fall enough so that the population is balanced. The ecosystem wasn't in crisis after wolves left and if anything there has been more controversy in their return.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:09 pm
by Leopardstar919
They just got off the extinction list in Wisconsin, and now people want to hunt them? Is it just me or does this not make any sence? ._.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:51 am
by Koa
Leopardstar919 wrote:They just got off the extinction list in Wisconsin, and now people want to hunt them? Is it just me or does this not make any sence? ._.
I promise you that you need not be so worried. The gray wolf numbers in the United States are doing well and removal from the list overall has been long overdue. Hunting is a necessary part of proper wildlife management. :wink:

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:29 pm
by _Denali_
Seriously!? I don't mean to get 'psycho' here, but this is absolutely ridiculous! Simply put, like Silverness said, thinking you have the right to just sign a paper and have a bunch of wolves (or any animal, for that matter) die is very cruel and inhuman to me. Or instead of inhuman, just plain awful I get the concept of 'wildlife management', but there must be a balance between sensability and violence. :evil:
I wish the best to those wolves in Wisconsin.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:23 am
by valkea
I personally don't see this as too "inhumane". They're trying to regulate how many wolves are killed, and how many people they are killed by. If they didn't do this, I imagine that too many people would be going out to hunt wolves, and more wolves than necessary would die. As for wolves being hunted, I'm afraid it's something we all just have to live with. The wolf population could get out of control if things like this didn't happen, and while wolves are very beautiful animals, I don't think it'd be a good thing if we suddenly had wolves everywhere.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:48 am
by _Denali_
So it's actually helping the wolves in a way? Well, either way, the trapping thing is outright animal cruelty! Humans should think, 'What if I was an animal with my leg caught in one of those vicious things? How would I feel? I wouldn't understand it!"

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:34 pm
by Koa
_Denali_ wrote:So it's actually helping the wolves in a way? Well, either way, the trapping thing is outright animal cruelty! Humans should think, 'What if I was an animal with my leg caught in one of those vicious things? How would I feel? I wouldn't understand it!"
It's life. It's just the role we must take as humans. We respect the creatures enough to manage them properly and make sure they don't get out of control. We may not have our legs in traps but we do some pretty nasty things to each other already, and that's enough.

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:55 pm
by _Denali_
Koa wrote:
_Denali_ wrote:So it's actually helping the wolves in a way? Well, either way, the trapping thing is outright animal cruelty! Humans should think, 'What if I was an animal with my leg caught in one of those vicious things? How would I feel? I wouldn't understand it!"
It's life. It's just the role we must take as humans. We respect the creatures enough to manage them properly and make sure they don't get out of control. We may not have our legs in traps but we do some pretty nasty things to each other already, and that's enough.
I know what you mean. You know, I don't mean to act dumb or anything, but I'm really beginning to have my doubts about us/humans and what 'human' or 'inhuman' means, judging by how badly some people treat other people, let alone animals. I mean seriously, people just seem...out of place. :?

Re: Wisconsin Senate approves wolf hunt bill!

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:19 am
by La Striata
_Denali_ wrote:
I know what you mean. You know, I don't mean to act wonderful or anything, but I'm really beginning to have my doubts about us/humans and what 'human' or 'inhuman' means, judging by how badly some people treat other people, let alone animals. I mean seriously, people just seem...out of place. :?


Wolves don't exactly care about the suffering they cause. They eat prey alive, slaughter the cubs of other predators (or just kill their parents and leave orphans) and kill each other plenty enough.