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9/21/2012 5:12:00 AM
Shocked by number of hunting permits

To the Editor:

I was shocked at the number of wolf hunting permits that will be given. 

I found a website that said the estimated number of wolves in all of Wisconsin is between 762 and 832 for the 2011-12 count ... what gives on that over 1,000 permits?  

Also on Isle Royal there are only nine wolves. Why hasn’t the idea of trapping and relocating been brought up? I am not against hunters, just want to be sure that we humans leave some of the wild in wilderness.

Enjoy the paper, I lived up in Woodruff area from 1962 to 1973. Hard winters back then. I believe I did see a wolf just once during that time, trotting across the frozen lake ... awesome.

J. Price
Oconomowoc




Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012
Article comment by: Ken Anderson

Isle TRoyale wolves and their main prey, the moose, is probably the longest and most detailed study of predator-prey interaction in history. It makes facinating reading and great insight when a natural population in an isolated location without "management" ebbs and flows between feast and famine.

Ken Anderson
Eagle River




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