Exposing the Big Game:

Trapping classes for school credit–wtf??

Originally posted on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife:

Watch your step in Wisconsin State Parks. Trapping sadists can now torture animals in all but TWO state parks.

 

If you plan to hike or do anything on Wisconsin State Parks after January 1st, be very careful. Because of the endless pandering to kill everything groups like the deceptively named hunting group, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, earlier this year the Wisconsin Legislature rubber-stamped a law that opens up all but two state parks to SEVEN months of non-stop killing. And of course the same names and groups that were behind the wolf kill bill were behind this garbage bill that also teaches hunting and trapping in PUBLIC schools for CREDIT.

When this insane bill came up for a vote all but ONE state senator voted for it. Only Senator Fred Risser had the courage and common sense to oppose this travesty. In the Assembly all but 12 voted for…

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  1. This is beyond infuriating. It seems apparent they are dependent upon general apathy to get away with this b.s. because it is so “in your face”. People should be outraged. It’s all happening right under their noses. I certainly will cross post this wherever I can.

  2. Rick Meril suggests keeping this resource to dispell tall tale “monster” Gray Wolves.
    I agree.

    With all the tall tales currently circulating about alleged “monster” Gray Wolves tipping the scales at 175+ pounds, Idaho Biologist Jason Husseman shared the following information with Norm Bishop depicting our biggest Wolves hitting the scales at 135 pounds–see data below

    Posted: 29 Oct 2012 07:56 PM PDT

    FROM OUR FRIEND NORM BISHOP WHO SECURED THIS WOLF WEIGHT DATA FROM JASON HUSSEMAN, IDAHO WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

    Seems like a lot of Wolf weights being tossed about, so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone and get all the backlogged, pre-IDFG wolf management capture forms entered (250-plus capture events), and then summarize the weights for all recorded captures. I also did this for all mortality weights, but kept them separated under the rationale that there may be differences between the two categories (e.g., diseased, dead wolves being lighter than healthy, live wolves, or harvested pups coming from later in the season when they are heavier than pups caught during the capture “season”).

    135 pound Gray Wolf–as big as they grow em

    That said, here’s the Excel document to file away on your computer somewhere for when you get asked about the massive 175 pound wolves running around Idaho, or if you want, just the summary tables (below):

    Table 1. Summary of weights (scale and estimated) from wolves captured in Idaho.

    Male

    Female

    Mean

    Range

    n

    Mean

    Range

    n

    Adult (>2)

    100

    72-135

    98

    82

    50-101

    71

    Subadult (1-2)

    85

    65-113

    56

    73

    50-92

    82

    Pup (0-1)

    55

    20-105

    67

    49

    25-85

    60

    Table 2. Summary of wolf weights from confirmed mortalities in Idaho.

    Male

    Female

    Mean

    Range

    n

    Mean

    Range

    n

    Adult (>2)

    99

    69-132

    41

    79

    46-98

    36

    Subadult (1-2)

    91

    66-101

    8

    74

    65-81

    11

    Pup (0-1)

    71

    25-90

    9

    54

    23-70

    7

    ____________________

    Jason Husseman

    Regional wildlife biologist

    PO Box 1336

    99 Hwy 93 North

    Salmon, ID 83467

    208-756-2271

    Visit http://coyotes-wolves-cougars.blogspot.com

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