Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

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Would you report someone you know illegally killed a wolf?

No
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Yes
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I didn't see a thing
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What Wolf?
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Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Carol » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:28 pm

Illegal Wolf Killings Investigated

Lansing (WWJ) -- Federal agents are investigating a recent rash of illegal wolf killings across northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) asked for the public's help in finding suspects in 16 wolf killings across the three states in November and December.

Six wolves were killed in the U.P., eight in Wisconsin and two in Minnesota. Wolf populations have rebounded over the last 30 years, but the gray wolf remains under protection of the federal Endangered Species Act.

According to the Michigan DNR, in a period of just 20 years, the number of wolves in Michigan has increased from one pair to nearly 580 wolves. For the past 12 years, the wolf population has increased every year. They are approaching three times the minimum population that biologists consider to be viable in this state.


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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby U.P. MAN » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:35 am

Wolf? What wolf?
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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:53 am

Wonder how much more money they spent to investigate16 wolves. I think this is rediculous behavior. I could see if they were on ths verge of extinction and some ring was killing them. But there is admittedly too dang many. Just like the moronic Beauracrats that get paid to make stupid unaccountable decisions for 30 yrs and then retire with a pension. I vote no. But i would turn someone in for killing 6 Kirtland warblers

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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby PLB » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:06 am

U.P. MAN wrote:Wolf? What wolf?

X2!! Only good wolf is a dead wolf imo. :twisted: The locals have been and will continue to shoot, shovel and shut up!! :D Too dang many wolves around!!
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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby GRFox » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:39 am

Would not say a word.

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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Mike.E » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:07 am

WOuldnt say a thing. We have land in Douglas Co, WI roughly 2 miles from MN, and it's very bad up there. I have yet to see a wolf, but hear them daily practically. They are smart animals that's for sure, i've heard them put on their own deer drives. Too bad i forgot to put in for my wolf tag this year hahaha yea right..
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Unread postby PLB » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:10 am

After the carnage I witnessed yesterday morning by coyotes, no way would I report a wolf kill!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:36 am

Glad I don't have to make the decision.
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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:42 am

I am all for legally killing wolves if you have a permit but don't agree with killing them illegally.

It's not worth it to me to risk fines and loss of hunting privelages.

I don't have any respect for people that knowingly break game laws and think it's no different than the guy that kills deer out of season because he thinks there are way too many deer around anyway.

Looks like I am at a minority here but this is how I feel. Sorry if it is not a popular answer.

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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby ozzz » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:00 am

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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:18 am

Dewey wrote:I am all for legally killing wolves if you have a permit but don't agree with killing them illegally.

It's not worth it to me to risk fines and loss of hunting privelages.

I don't have any respect for people that knowingly break game laws and think it's no different than the guy that kills deer out of season because he thinks there are way too many deer around anyway.

Looks like I am at a minority here but this is how I feel. Sorry if it is not a popular answer.

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I agree with you Dewey, but at the same time I'm not going to lose any sleep over it considering the anti hunters keep stopping the DNR from doing their job. If I felt a wolf was a threat/problem and someone shot it illegally I would probably look the other way, but if it was poachers hunting for profit I would turn them in.
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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby PLB » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:21 am

ozzz wrote:SSS

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True that Brother 8-)
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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Tadmdad » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:08 am

Mike.E wrote:WOuldnt say a thing. We have land in Douglas Co, WI roughly 2 miles from MN, and it's very bad up there. I have yet to see a wolf, but hear them daily practically. They are smart animals that's for sure, i've heard them put on their own deer drives. Too bad i forgot to put in for my wolf tag this year hahaha yea right..


Have seen many wolves over the years, like any renewable resource they should be managed and in huntable numbers, killed. A pack of wolves will do the best deer drive you will ever witness, they are very efficient and deadly.
Know for certain that I killed 2 bucks that were driven by a pack of wolves, when I hear a pack communicating while on a hunt, I'm headed for them.

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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby Mike.E » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:12 am

Tadmdad wrote:Have seen many wolves over the years, like any renewable resource they should be managed and in huntable numbers, killed. A pack of wolves will do the best deer drive you will ever witness, they are very efficient and deadly.
Know for certain that I killed 2 bucks that were driven by a pack of wolves, when I hear a pack communicating while on a hunt, I'm headed for them.

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I can only assume they are good at it. How do you plan your hunt when you suspect a wolf drive is occurring? Or do the 2 bucks you shot just happened to cross your path as the wolves were in motion? It would be nice to know how the deer react to the drives and make a plan for when it happens.
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Re: Would you Report Illegal Wolf Kills?

Unread postby headgear » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:31 am

The wolves make some pretty amazing drives, they are lethal. I have heard stories about them pushing deer out onto frozen lakes while their friends lay in the snow. If the lake has little snow or ice the deer are toast, its also bad when there is a crust on the snow. The deer break through and wolves paws often don't so it can turn into a slaughter. Also lots of stories of wolves trapping deer by snowmobile trails. Basically once they get a deer in position the wolves will patrol the packed trails and push the deer back and forth until they are exhausted, then its an easy kill.

Even a single wolf is a pretty good killing machine, younger bucks and does and of course fawns are all usually the prey. They have the strength to snap their necks and game over.


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