"The old and the weak"? You must be from Bambiland. These woods trash pull down healthy adult moose just for the fun of the game. I've watched them do it, but at the time there was nothing I could do about it.
This is my first post and not interested in starting a Pi*&%$# contest but I'd have been happy if had been 59+ wolves killed. They do not belong in a small, over populated state like Wisc nor for that matter in many western states where they are now recking havoc on the elk/ deer populations- I knoe their cute-- till you see what they have done- as a former Ak res(25 yrs)-guide-trapper etc I have seen what they can do- and it ain't pretty- sure they look good on T-shirts but the only state big enough for them, moose, and people is AK.
well i can see everyones view points but in regard to wolves they are a prdator they eat what we hunt and when it comes down to it they have hunted for food just as long as we have why cant we share the woods with them if we go out and dont see game we always have supper markets we can go and get food from the only way i could see it ok to take a wolf is if they become a problem and start takeing farmers live stock.
Ask ranchers in west or farmers in MN & Wisc if they take any live stock-- and as for game animals-- Their taking my dinner- Guess you never have seen 2- -25 caribou killed for sport and left with only the tongue or butt eaten a little??
and again i say you have a super market to buy your food. wolves dont and what they dont eat out of a kill other animals will. i am shur they will kill an animal and not eat the whole thing. but keep in mind they are oportunistic hunters if they see a chance to make a kill they will. and by all means if anyone sees wolves takeing down ther livestock then by all means shoot them. but not if you just cross paths with them.
Wolves are like any other game animal and should be managed as such. They're here to stay, which cannot be changed (no matter how much we dislike it.) Therefore, hunting should be used as a management tool in order to keep them in check.
Can't be changed? WRONG, the situation most certainly can be changed! The Bambiites will wail and beat their chests, unless, of course, they start to see what the "filth of the woods" does to Bambi and Thumper.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...