On Wednesday, January 13, Wisconsin Farm Bureau submitted testimony in support of a state wolf hunting season during a joint Wisconsin Senate and Assembly Sporting Heritage Committee hearing.
“The wolf population recovering is a success story and now we must look at ways to manage the population at a healthy level,” said WFBF President Kevin Krentz. “Wisconsin farmers want to live in harmony with wolves and other wildlife but need a means to protect their families and reduce conflict with livestock.”
A full copy of the testimony submitted by WFBF can be read here.
In addition to the organization’s testimony, Farm Bureau member Ashleigh Calaway also submitted written testimony.
“Like so many other farmers, I have experienced wolf kills on our family farm,” said Calaway. “I had heard about wolf attacks in the Northwoods of Wisconsin but never dreamed it would happen to us in central Wisconsin. Please work together and push for a wolf hunt now to help Wisconsin farmers sleep a little easier at night.”
WFBF will continue to engage in discussions surrounding the implementation of a state wolf hunting season.