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Old 12-24-2014, 05:46 AM
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What methods are legal for wolves in WI, MI, and MN?
Can you use dogs or bait?
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:05 AM
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best method is , get out there and git-r-dun
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:15 PM
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Whatever it takes
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Old 01-01-2015, 05:43 PM
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Get yourself the rules from each state's DNR. What may be legal in one state may not be in another. Know the facts and then hunt.
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:51 PM
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states.

The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the combined population is estimated at around 3,700. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states.
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday the removal was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated the federal Endangered Species Act.

Unless overturned, her decision will block the states from scheduling additional hunting and trapping seasons for the predators. All three have had at least one hunting season since protections were lifted, while Minnesota and Wisconsin also have allowed trapping.

Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Gavin Shire said the agency was disappointed and would confer with the U.S. Department of Justice and the states about whether to appeal.

“The science clearly shows that wolves are recovered in the Great Lakes region, and we believe the Great Lakes states have clearly demonstrated their ability to effectively manage their wolf populations,” Shire said. “This is a significant step backward.”
State officials acknowledged being caught by surprise and said they would study the judge’s 111-page opinion before deciding what to do next.

The ruling is the latest twist in more than a decade of court battles over the gray wolf, which has made a strong recovery after being shot, poisoned and trapped into near-extermination in the lower 48 states in the last century. Only a remnant pocket in northern Minnesota remained when the species was added to the federal endangered list in 1974.

Animal protection advocates repeatedly have sued over federal efforts to drop federal protections in both regions, arguing that the wolf’s situation remains precarious. Meanwhile, ranchers and farmers complain of heavy financial losses from wolf attacks on livestock.
A judge in September restored endangered status to wolves in Wyoming, although those in Montana and Idaho remain off the list. The Fish and Wildlife Service is nearing a final decision on whether to lift protections across the remainder of the lower 48 states, except for a fledgling population of Mexican gray wolves in the desert Southwest.

In her opinion, Howell acknowledged the issue inspires passions on all sides but said the administration’s “practical policy reasons” for its action in the Great Lakes region don’t trump the requirements of the federal law, which “offers the broadest possible protections for endangered species by design.”

The ruling came too late to halt this fall’s hunting and trapping seasons. They have concluded in Minnesota, where 272 wolves were killed, and Wisconsin, where the total was 154.

Michigan’s only hunt was in 2013, when 22 wolves were taken. During the November election, voters rejected two pro-hunting laws approved by the Legislature. But a third remains on the books, and regulators had been expected to consider scheduling another hunt next year.

Minnesota and Wisconsin officials warned residents that with wolves classified as endangered once again, it’s no longer legal to shoot those preying on livestock or pets. Wolves can be killed only if threatening human life.
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Old 01-09-2015, 02:04 PM
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That's the problem in Michigan you have Lower Mich(they have no wolves) deciding for Upper Mich.(who has all the wolves)
It is mute until they undo the restriction's
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The wolves are destroying deer hunting in the north. Yeah yeah yeah I know the bad winters have a lot to do with the deer numbers too. But the deer always rebounded after the harsh winters..they do not any longer. I have hunted the U.P. for 25 years and this year was absolutely horrible. I remember hunting and working in the U.P. in 1995-96 during one of the worst winters on record in the U.P. and the following year we harvested 2 bucks out of 6 guys and saw a handful of deer per hunter. That year coincidentally was the first year I heard wolf talk by a few locals. The DNR supposedly had brought in some collared problem wolves from north Minn and the deer hunting has went steadily downhill from there. I do not know when they actually introduced the wolf back in numbers to the U.P. but what I do know is, that within 2-3 years after the worst winter on record we were killing 6 nice bucks out of 6 guys. In the early 2000's when every Yooper had a wolf story due to the abundance of them, the deer hunting has gotten worse every year. Cameras set on food plots that used to get pics of 15+ bucks during the rut have been reduced to the same 2 does, 1 fawn and your lucky if you get a pic of 1 or 2 little dink bucks. Cameras dont lie, wolf tracks and sightings everywhere dont lie and dead deer dont get their pic taken. They are gone and it will get worse before it gets better.
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