Wildlife officials kill nearly 200 Minnesota wolves in 2016

Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves: Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of […]

No Kudos From Here

By James Beers The following article from a Northern Minnesota newspaper describes a 40-year US Fish and Wildlife Service (retired) Wolf Biologist admitting that wolves in Minnesota have indeed decimated the Minnesota moose population and that, undoubtedly, any attempt to increase moose numbers in Minnesota would be akin to introducing impalas into a lion cage […]

2 GOP northern Wisconsin legislators plan summit on wolves

Two Republican lawmakers from northern Wisconsin said Monday they would convene a Great Lakes wolf summit this fall involving public officials, scientists and citizens from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan to push for state management of wolves. Source: 2 GOP northern Wisconsin legislators plan summit on wolves

Wolf delisting passes U.S. House

Wyoming’s governor supports an amendment that passed the U.S. House on Friday to restore wolf management duties in Wyoming and three other states. Wyoming wildlife regulators say they’re ready should the bill survive the U.S. Senate and get signed into law. The amendment would also halt future judicial review of federal wolf protections in the […]

Disease, wolves top list of Minnesota moose killers

Preliminary results from tracking 173 adult moose that were captured and fitted with GPS radio collars from 2013 to 2015 show that two-thirds of the 47 that later died succumbed to various health problems. Another third were killed by wolves, but 25 percent of those moose had illnesses that made them easy prey, and some […]

Howling mad: Wolf damage claims remain unpaid for some livestock…

The quiet foreshadowed a gruesome discovery. Part of his flock was dead, eviscerated by local gray wolves. Bellefy gathered the survivors in a another pen, but a second attack later that night left even more sheep dead. In all, six sheep survived the attack with 27 pregnant ewes, two rams and a few lambs being […]

A Shepherd’s View: Loudest defenders of wolves don’t know much about them

If a wolf kills an animal considered a heritage breed, the loss of that one animal can significantly impact the breed. If the predator kills a ram, it can be a loss of up to 50 percent of a flock. Using numbers to bolster an argument implies all aspects of that number must be considered. […]

1906: Wolves Killing Off Deer in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan

*Editor’s Note* – Below is a teaser with a link to the original archive of the New York Times, where the article is copy-written and protected. It was published on May 26, 1907 as a special to the New York Times. – History of Wolves Wolves Killing Off Deer Threaten to Exterminate Them in Michigan […]