Wisconsin Pets & Animals

DAVIS COLUMN: Deer tag changes transformed terminology

A Northern Wisconsin man came across a 1917 State of Wisconsin resident deer tag, No. 27921, which was issued to a hunter in Douglas County. “As soon as the deer is killed the owner must attach the tag to the carcass”, instructions printed on the back of the tag state. That was the requirement for nearly a century.
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Nonprofit status of group pushing for Wisconsin wolf hunts may not be valid

The hunters’ rights advocacy organization heavily involved in pushing to hold wolf hunts in Wisconsin and other intense fights over the state’s conservation policy claims to be a nonprofit — but that might not be the case.  Hunter Nation is a network of organizations that claim to be nonprofits, operating a number of related groups […] The post Nonprofit status of group pushing for Wisconsin wolf hunts may not be valid appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner.
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Native American tribes sue Wisconsin to stop planned gray wolf hunt

(CNN) — Six Native American tribes are suing the state of Wisconsin, claiming that the state's planned wolf hunts go against their treaty-protected rights. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by six Ojibwe tribes, comes months after the state's first legal wolf hunt in decades in February, considered a disaster by critics. That hunt occurred following the removal of wolves from the federal list of endangered species in January, with a hunting quota of 200 wolves. Because of treaty rights assigned to the Ojibwe tribes, the quota was divided between the state and the tribes, with 119 wolves allocated to Wisconsin for hunting, and 81 wolves to the tribes.

Six Ojibwe tribes sue Wisconsin to block fall wolf hunt

Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Six Native American tribes sued Wisconsin on Tuesday in an effort to stop the state's wolf hunting and trapping season. The six Ojibwe tribes claim the state's Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Board "knowingly discriminated" against the tribes by acting to nullify their share of wolves hunted in the upcoming Nov. 6 season, violating a pair of treaties dating back to 1837 and 1842.

Wisconsin Tribes Claim Half The Quota For Fall Wolf Hunt

Wisconsin tribes are claiming 50 percent of the harvest quota for the upcoming fall wolf hunt, and they want to drive the share for state-licensed hunters lower after the February wolf hunt. Wisconsin's Ojibwe tribes are entitled to up to half the quota as part of a federal court ruling...

Several Native American tribes sue Wisconsin over "unlawful" wolf hunting

Six Ojibwe tribes filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin on Tuesday, accusing the state of violating their treaty rights by allowing large wolf hunts, nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice, who is representing the tribal nations, said. The treaty protects tribal nations' rights to an equal share of harvestable resources and species conservation.

6 Wisconsin tribes sue to end upcoming wolf hunt

Six tribes in Wisconsin have sued the state in an attempt to end the upcoming wolf hunt. The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the six tribes, claims the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) violated their treaty rights and is putting an animal they consider sacred in danger.

Wisconsin tribes want federal protections for wolves

Local tribes want U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to relist wolves on the federal endangered species list to stop them from being overhunted. The Lac du Flambeau, Lac Vieux Desert and Fond du Lac Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa are among 10 Ojibwe tribes who want to meet with Haaland to discuss federal protections for the animal.

Tribes invoke treaties in lawsuit to halt Wisconsin wolf hunt

(Reuters) - Six tribes in northern Wisconsin sued the state in Madison federal court on Tuesday to stop a state-sanctioned November gray wolf hunt. The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin and the other tribes claim the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' planned hunting season for the predator, whose endangered species protections were lifted in January, violates treaties signed with the U.S. government in the 19th century by nullifying their guaranteed share of natural resources.