Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Bear biologist makes a devil’s bargain

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Research bears Faith and Hope

Part I of II

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum

Over the seven years of writing the Madravenspeak column, and 18 years since being elected to the so-called Conservation Congress, I have watched in despair as more and more hunters and trappers are recruited and trained, military-style, to wage war on the dwindling wildlife in Wisconsin. When ego is tied to killing wildlife, it is a tough nut to crack. DNR policies are emptying our woods and making them violent.

As one reader wrote in, “We need a Citizen DNR to monitor all the abuse going on.

The DNR and hunters further degraded themselves in 2003 and 2006 by pushing legalization of fenced enclosures where captive baby bears, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and…

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