Farm Bureau critical of Wisconsin’s wolf management plan
A Wisconsin farm organization is not pleased with the state’s new wolf management plan. Kevin Krentz with Wisconsin Farm Bureau tells Brownfield farmer members are disappointed the DNR got away from its numerical goal for the wolf population. “In the past, we’ve had plans with managing wolves to the 350 population, and two administrations, both the Trump Administration and the Obama Administration has approved delisting the wolves with Wisconsin having a plan to manage those wolves.”
Krentz says farmers and rural residents in the northern half of the state were not taken into consideration when drafting the wolf management plan. “If you’re going to be making a decision, you need to be having a public hearing in areas that are directly affected by these animals.”
Krentz says Farm Bureau already has previously passed policy supporting the 350-wolf statewide population goal. He says it’s very important for people to continue reporting wolf depredation incidents like livestock and pet attacks to the state to show how serious the problem is.
AUDIO: Kevin Krentz discusses Wisconsin DNR’s wolf management plan with Brownfield’s Larry Lee