|Wolves belong here, but they aren’t sacred|
By Kurt Krueger
IT’S A VIRTUAL no-brainer that Wisconsin should establish an effective, well-monitored wolf harvest season for hunters and trappers, a bill for which has been introduced into the Legislature.
Just because the native gray wolf belongs in Wisconsin doesn’t mean we shouldn’t aggressively manage their numbers. —Contributed Photo
Wolf numbers are now more than eight times higher than the federal recovery goal of 100 animals, with conservative estimates showing more than 850 wolves are roaming in the state’s fields and forests.
The state’s Wolf Management Plan, which calls for sustaining 350 wolves outside of Indian reservations, should be the guiding document moving forward. And we should get wolf numbers down to a manageable level as soon as possible.
|Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:42 PM|