released wolves

3/17/09 @ 10:10 PM
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Top Dawg
Top Dawg
USER since 5/19/08
i was talking to my dad and he said that the DNR released 2 wolves by Zituo, and they also released 2 more on the south side of lake poygan. Just wondering what your view is. And should the DNR released them without telling any one.

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4/23/09 @ 8:50 PM
MJPOPP
MJPOPP
There are way to many in the state. Only good one is a dead one.

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3/24/09 @ 8:12 PM
bucksnbear
bucksnbear
USER since 10/23/08
Beavers are kind of an intelligent animal. I can see how they skillfully direct their chutes to pond then gnaw the parachute cords off, swim down to the bottom and tie the chute to submerged roots. I'm sure then they would plan their attack on the trees damn creeks and triple there size of the pond that he landed in.

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3/24/09 @ 6:57 PM
DLAMA2
DLAMA2
USER since 5/1/05
I do not think the DNR come out and said there are no cougars in WIS.......but they said they was no breeding pairs if I am not mistaken. I might be wrong but I have asked the question a few times to the DNR and they never said zero cougars.........remember last year the one shot by Chicago? That one was in WIS also. SO why is everyone so shocked? or in the told ya so mode?

Yes the DNR did move some problem wolves around....until 2003 when they could "take care" of them because like BB said......their hands were tied.

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3/24/09 @ 4:22 PM
aplonsky
aplonsky
USER since 11/28/08
"Cougars, ok...I've heard about that a few times."

From 1991 to 2003 there were an average of 6 mountain lion attacks per year across the country, with approximately one being fatal every year. Contrast that with the rate of deaths from auto accidents, which is ~43,000 each year. I know which I'll be watching for when I step out the door...

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3/24/09 @ 11:50 AM
hook, line&sinker
hook, line&sinker
USER since 4/18/07
You don't know what the DNR is up to doing. It wasn't very long ago they said there were no cougars in Wisconsin. About 5 years ago I notified the head of the wolf program there were wolves in the area we hunt. At the time he wasn't even aware of there being any wolves where we hunt. Obviously there estimations of wolves, deer and bear are way off the mark. A few months ago they had a program about a wolf stalking and killing a man in Canada. Since there is no control on these predators you can bet it will happen here eventually. I'm for concealed carry of handguns when you need protection.

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3/24/09 @ 9:50 AM
augie2
augie2
USER since 9/28/04
I'm with you dirtman...this stuff cracks me up. I can't believe the stuff people come up with when they see (or thought they saw) something unusual. I would love to see a beaver thrown from a plane in some sort of covert DNR operation. Not to say the DNR hasn't made some bad choices or that they have proven with their bear and deer population estimates that they don't know nearly as much about population numbers as they pretend to, but c'mon now. That can be explained though, estimate models are only as accurate as the assumptions plugged into them.

Every time I see the "what happens with a kid disappears" comment, I wonder where people started thinking that wolves routinely prey on humans. Cougars, ok...I've heard about that a few times. Same situation with guys that insist they will never go into the woods bow hunting without a side-arm...give me a break. Not that I care if someone has a side-arm with them, but the dangerous part of hunting is people not using their head...not animals trying to turn you into dinner.

Edited on 3/24/09 9:51 AM
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3/24/09 @ 9:09 AM
Dirtman
Dirtman
USER since 7/15/04
Quotes I've heard from citizens of this great state at public meetings in front of large crowds.

"The DNR parachutes beavers into (insert waterbody name here) , I wouldn't believe if I didn't see with my own eyes."

"You know that river wouldn't be there if it wasn't for that dam."

"The DNR Relased cougars to control the deer heard because of CWD."

Hope you all enjoyed the comedy relief provided by the great Bar Stool Bilogists of our state.

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3/24/09 @ 8:32 AM
Waterjoe
Waterjoe
USER since 3/30/03
Top Dawg,

You are mistaken. When did this guy say it all took place?

The only reason I ask is because 4 years ago about this time the same rumor was flying around, probably started by the same drunk. So if you think this just happened, you're sorely mistaken, either that or this drunk has seen the DNR do this multiple times then. Highly unlikely.

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3/24/09 @ 7:48 AM
speyman
speyman
USER since 5/29/08
This thread reminds me of the tent caterpillar outbreak we had up here in Vilas county several years ago. The caterpillars exploded in population and defoliated acre upon acre of forest. The next year, we were swarmed by millions of tachinid flies, which are parasites of the caterpillars......typical predator prey relationship. However, the brain trust up here came up with this theory that the government was air dropping the flies at night to kill off the tent caterpillars. It got to a point where everyone was calling them....Government flies. I love these tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists...very entertaining.

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3/21/09 @ 10:47 PM
Uncle Fester
Uncle Fester
USER since 8/3/08
Why, if there are wolves by Larson/ Winneconne, would they only be there because the DNR "released" them? There have been wolves around the Appleton area for years. One was hit and killed by a car just west of the Fox River Mall. If they are around Appleton, I'm sure they would be in that area as well.

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