Wildlife on the Brink, Where Do We Go From Here?

 

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This is what Wisconsin considers “managment” of wildlife. Legal dog fighitng is not only condoned but encouraged by the State of Wisconsin. Upon delisitng this form of legal dog fighting will be allowed against wolves….if it isn’t occurring already. Photo used under Fair Use for Educational Purposes. 

Once again it seems that the gray wolf population in Great Lakes will handed over to states full of individuals and groups wishing to see them wiped off the face of the earth. Hostile state agencies, along with their contracted federal goon squads known as “Wildlife Services” are primed and ready to immediately begin the killing once federal “protections” are removed. As most wildlife advocates know those “protections” were in name only as poaching and 24/7/365 harassment by Wisconsin hounders have kept the wolf population under constant threat. With a looming delisting this harassment is only going to get worse and be more in the open.

Currently Wisconsin is the ONLY state in the country that allows packs of bloodthirsty hounds and their equally bloodthirsty handlers to be used against wolves. Wisconsin is also the ONLY state in the country that pays hounders $2500 for each hound killed by wolves when they are “training” or “hunting” against species other than wolves (yeah right). It should also be noted that at the present time Wisconsin has ZERO “regulations” in place for the “training” of hounds against wolves. That means that hounders can run dogs against wolves 24/7/365 with no permit requirement or restrictions. Any wonder why wildlife advocates are so concerned about what Wisconsin considers “management” of this species? Our concerns also go far deeper than that.

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How can we ever forget this? This is from the DNR’s wolf kill tally in 2014. Notice that three of the six killing zones went over quota and one, Zone 2, was allowed to go DOUBLE over. 

During the last “legal” wolf killing season in 2014, the Wisconsin DNR allowed the wolf kill quota in their “Zone 2” to be one shy of DOUBLING the allowed number. Two other “zones” also exceeded their quotas. The DNR response to that was basically it was only the “antis” complaining so who cares? Those were not the exact words but that was the gist of it. Also of major concern was how the kill numbers exceeded the total established quotas in each of the three kill season held from 2012-2014. This is responsible “management?” The kill season of 2013 was especially concerning due to the introduction of hounds into the mix. In fact it was reported by wildlife advocates at the Wisconsin DNR’s “Wolf Advisory Committee” meetings that specific wolf packs were target and completely wiped out by hounders who coordinated with each other. This is responsible “management?”

Once delisting occurs Wisconsin will return to their outdated “management plan” and resume their reckless and openly hostile killing seasons with the intent of pushing the species to the brink if not outright eradication. The DNR will never openly admits this but their actions and open coordination with anti-wolf zealots and groups speak far louder than words.

The hounders and their mouthpieces have also been on a tear lately to push the DNR to put a “cap” on the wolf population of “350 or less.” The DNR’s own 2014 attitude survey showed that a majority of Wisconsin citizens support the wolf population being allowed maintained at the population level of that year. This included a majority of respondents living in areas wolves inhabit. The anti-wolf zealots, led by the Queen Zealot Laurie Groskopf of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, and the propaganda filled anti-wolf page “Wisconsin Wolf Facts,” is leading a charge to cast doubt on the DNR survey and make the assumption that because she despises wolves that everyone else must as well. This was prominently featured in the two hate, propaganda, and fear mongering filled anti-wolf “summits” sponsored by far right anti-wildlife politicians and anti-wildlife “hunting” and big ag lobbying groups.

So where do wildlife advocates go from here? We are up against well-funded anti-wildlife lobbying groups and government entities that wish to see the gray wolf and other less “favored” species pushed once again to the brink if not outright eradicated. I am not going to mince words here. Wolves are going to be killed in massive numbers by the most brutal and sadistic ways possible. Hounds will be drawn into bloody confrontations with wolves in Wisconsin’s form of legal dog fighting. Trapper sadists will trap, torture, torment, mock, and take sneering photographs with their catches while alive, and then bludgeon, shoot, or crush the animal to death in the trap. The hate pages devoted to wolf torture and eradication will make sure to post each and every gut shot, trapped, and killed wolf to harass and attempt to intimidate wildlife advocates. This is nothing new and is how sadistic bullies operate. This time though we will be sure to make sure everyone sees their sick photos, their faces, and their Facebook pages. While they will pat themselves on the back among each other for their sadistic acts millions of people on the internet will not be so welcoming of their taunts and actions. Eventually the pendulum will swing back when people see that modern “wildlife management,” especially for predators like wolves, is not “conservation” and is frankly little more than a sadistic death cult for violent and disgusting people who are failures at everything else in life.

“NO ONE is talking about eradication” 

The latest talking point among anti-wolf zealots and politicians is that “no one” is talking about eradicating wolves. One of the biggest anti-wolf zealots in the state legislature, Adam Jarchow (R-WBHA/Frac Sand) is even claiming that “no one” is talking about eradication. Funny how just a couple of comments before his there are plenty of “no ones” talking about eradication.

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Sure Jarchow, “no one” is talking about eradicating wolves. As for “all stakeholder groups?” Just because hunting and big ag groups want them killed off they are not the only “stakeholder groups” in this state. Wildlife does not belong soley to YOU or those “stakeholder groups.” Wildlife “belongs” to everyone. Maybe we will have go to a court to remind you of that wildlife is part of the PUBLIC TRUST and not just for your killing or big ag groups. What you see above is just a sample of the endless “SSS” and “kill em all” garbage being spread on these hate sites. I could post screenshots of this kind of garbage all day but it is pretty clear by now that there sure are a lot of “no ones” calling for wolves to be eradicated. Nice try Jarchow.

Let’s not forget what Wisconsin’s idea of “state management” looks like. This is coming once again. Be prepared. Wisconsin we DO NOT trust you.

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Wisconsin trapper posing with a trapped wolf that he killed and a live one being tormented in the background in 2014. Photo shared under Fair Use for Educational Purposes.

NRA: Great White Hunter “Attacked” by Wolves In Wisconsin…….Not Likely

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This photo from Photobucket says it all about this story.

Oh the NRA you silly thing. Not content being just a mouthpiece for the firearm industry and providing cover for mass shooters the country over, this group now decides that it wants to make a “hero” out of a man that claims to have been “attacked” by wolves in Adams County Wisconsin.

The “Attack”

Matthew Neillessen is apparently like any other “great white hunter” that plagues the Wisconsin landscape. He calls himself an “avid hunter” and uses much of the usual propaganda and even surprisingly claims to “love” wolves. Here is the account from an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

On that late September day, Nellessen claims he was attacked by three wolves.

“It was terrifying,” Nellessen, 34, said by phone on Wednesday. “I had to switch into self-defense mode.”

If confirmed by law enforcement officials, it would be the first wolf attack on a human in the state.

Nellessen was traveling alone when he encountered the wolves. He had parked his truck along a main access road at Colburn Township, a 4,965-acre property in north-central Adams County. The wildlife area is mainly lowland brush and sedge marsh with some higher areas of aspen, pine and oak forest.

An avid deer hunter, Nellessen thought the day was too warm to hunt and decided to scout for a new hunting area on the public property.

He had traveled about 1,200 yards from his truck, generally going north to south. He was wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt, combat boots and a camouflage cap. He also had a .38-caliber pistol on his hip.

Nellessen said he was following deer trails on a ridge covered with small pines. At about 5 p.m., he turned down a trail and moved east, into the light wind and through a densely-vegetated pocket.

“All of a sudden I was facing wolves,” Nellessen said. “I think I stumbled into their bedroom. They were only 30 feet away and they started coming at me.”

Nellessen, who served in the U.S. Army from 2002-’04 and 2006-’13, said his firearms and self-defense training kicked into gear. He pulled out his pistol.

“I kicked the wolf coming from my right, and when the closest one on the left was about five feet away, I fired and hit it,” Nellessen said.

At the sound of the gunshot, all three wolves moved off. The wounded wolf “hunched up,” Nellessen said, before disappearing from sight.

He retreated in the direction of his truck, with pistol ready, he said. He phoned his wife when he made it about halfway to the road.

“I thought if I was going to get attacked again, at least she’d know where I was and what was happening,” Nellessen said.

I don’t know about you but my BS meter is pinging after reading this account. But it gets better.

“I hope it’s all right,” Nellessen said. “The thing is, I love wolves. I wouldn’t ever shoot one if I didn’t feel like I was in danger.”

Sure….. Funny thing is that after contacting the DNR about this “attack” Nellessen also apparently made another contact. He apparently contacted the NRA and had a fluff piece written up in one of their propaganda magazines.

This is what was written in the NRA’s ammosexual “horn porn” magazine called “American Hunter.” The title of the propaganda piece article is: Worldwide Exclusive: Wisconsin Deer Hunter Fends off Wolves with Walther PK .380

Nellessen attributes his ability to survive the encounter to his military experience and the small sidearm he carried with him that day.

“I’d be dead without my military experience,” he said. “A single bullet saved my life … a .380 FMJ.”

Phone calls and emails to the Wisconsin DNR confirm: “The Wisconsin DNR along with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently investigating a report of a wolf interaction on or about that date. That’s all we can say since there is an ongoing investigation.”

Matthew Nellessen, who says he is now “In the market for a bigger gun,” renewed his NRA membership four days ago.

After reading this fluff piece now would be a perfect time to visit this site and press the big red button:

The Shiiiit Button

I served in the military as well and my military experience has allowed me to know when I read a BS story and this is a BS story. This guy was so “terrified” that the first thing he did, allegedly after notifying the Wisconsin DNR, was contact the NRA and have a fluff piece written about this “attack?” You see this is where facts start to creep forth and as with every other NRA/right wing “hero” we begin to see the true character of the parties involved.

The “Attack Survivor” 

Upon doing a little research it was found that the “attack victim” and NRA “hero,” Mr. Nellessen, happens to be a wildlife violator that was cited and convicted just this past December of “road hunting.” This means that he was likely shooting at animals from the confines of his vehicle and got caught. Why didn’t the NRA mention that in their little fluff piece? From The Wisconsin Circuit Court Access System:

The defendant Matthew J Nellessen was found guilty of the following charge(s) in this case. Hunt Within 50 Feet of Road’s Center.

From the same incident:

The defendant Matthew J Nellessen was found guilty of the following charge(s) in this case. Place/Possess/Transport Loaded Firearm in Vehicle.

So why didn’t the NRA mention this in their “Worldwide Exclusive?” That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that they allow a multiple time convicted poacher to sit on their board.

What is most telling to me is this quote from the Wisconsin DNR Chief Warden:

Todd Schaller, DNR’s chief warden, said the incident shouldn’t be referred to as an “attack” until the work was finalized. In a statement from Jim Dick, DNR communications directory, the agency said Nellessen “was not physically attacked and was unharmed.”

Just a hunch but this is what I think happened. This is just speculation and I could be completely wrong but………

The “great white hunter” despite his claim of “loving wolves” came across a wolf or wolves while he was out looking to kill a deer. He was probably upset that he couldn’t find a “trophy buck” and like many other “great white hunters” blamed wolves for eating them. So by chance the NRA “hero” comes across a wolf or wolves and opens fire in a fit of rage hitting at least one of the wolves causing a wound. The wolf then runs away. In a panic the “NRA hero” realizes that he just shot a federally protected species and only wounded it so the old “SSS” (Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up) wasn’t possible in this case so he had to make it look like he was “attacked” so if a dead wolf was found self-defense could be claimed. So the “great white hunter” contacts the Wisconsin DNR to report that he was “attacked” by a pack of wolves and shot one. To further back up his story he reaches out to the propaganda artists at the NRA who subsequently write an ammosexual fluff piece making him look like a “hero” that “survived” being “attacked” by a vicious pack of wolves.

Again this is purely speculation on my part, but…….

If it is determined Nellessen tried to poach a wolf or acted in another illegal fashion, officials say he could be charged. The penalty for illegally taking a specimen protected by the Endangered Species Act is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine, according to USFWS supervisor Patrick Lund.

I don’t think Mr. Nellessen should be in the market for a bigger gun, he should be in the market for a good lawyer…….