• Meet Red Green at Ace Hardware in Milwaukee on May 8. • Two new interactive Web sites for hunters and anglers. • Sheboygan fishing starting to heat up.
• Dan accepts the Milwaukee Press Club's Best TV Documentary award for National Parks: Wisconsin. • Jeff gets a new Forge Ventilator bow at the Forge Bow Pro Shop in New Berlin.
Poll Results Delayed Results for Poll s517 have been delayed due to a technology glitch in sending out eNewsletter s517. The s517 Poll is still active and available on the Dan Small Outdoors web site. We invite you to let us know how you feel on these important issues. Take the POLLS!
MADISON – Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank announced today that the DNR has submitted a petition to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar asking for removal of the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list in Wisconsin.
“We have a healthy and growing wolf population,” said Frank. “Restoration of this majestic wild animal is a great success story, an indicator of our state's quality wild land habitat, and our dedication to wolf management in Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin's petition joins a similar action by Minnesota filed in March. Minnesota currently is seeking delisting within Minnesota. Wisconsin's current wolf population is descendent from Minnesota wolves that came into Wisconsin seeking new territories. Wildlife biologists now count the wolf population shared by the two states in excess of 4,000 animals. The current late winter estimate of over 700 wolves in Wisconsin is more than twice the management goal level prescribed by the Wisconsin Wolf Management Plan. The petition helps ensure that Wisconsin can benefit should the Fish and Wildlife Service act favorably on Minnesota's petition.
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May 1: Traverse City, Michigan Spring Fun Trial May 4: St. Cloud, Minnesota banquet May 7: Warroad, Minnesota banquet May 8: St. Ignace, Minnesota banquet May 8: Muskegon, Michigan Fun Trial May 13: Chicago banquet May 14: Muskegon, Michigan banquet May 22: Imlay City, Michigan Youth Fun Shoot May 31: Deadline for 3rd annual RGS Youth Poster & Essay Contest for young writers ages 12-18 and artists ages 5-11. Essay contest first prize: Tri-Star Youth Model Semi Auto 20 gauge, one-year Junior Membership to RGS, and RGS cap. Poster contest first prize: Pair of Steiner 8 X 22 Safari Series binoculars, one-year Junior Membership to RGS, and RGS cap.
May 8: Join Dan and Red Green at Elliot's Ace Hardware, 11003 W. Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee, 9 a.m.-noon. Free and open to the public. Online Info:Contact: Elliot's Ace Hardware, 414-545-7759.
May 8: June 19, July 10: Introduction to pistol shooting sports for women, Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, 9 a.m.-noon. Online Info: Contact: Kim Laughland 262-820-1827
May 15: June 26, July 17: Introduction to shotgun shooting sports for women, Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, 9 a.m.-noon. Online Info:Contact: Kim Laughland 262-820-1827.
June 5: First Annual Lake Delton Kids Fishing Jamboree, 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Meet at Kaminsky Park on Lake Delton, fishing on Mirror Lake and Wisconsin River. Online Info:Contact: Ben Hobbins, 608-513-3535
Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Comment on Applications for Permits for Wolf Activities in Michigan and Wisconsin
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking comments on applications for permits from the states of Michigan and Wisconsin to conduct research, monitoring and management of gray wolves. The Service published a notice of availability of the permit applications and a draft environmental assessment in the April 20, 2010, Federal Register.
Gray wolves are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, which prohibits take – killing, harming or harassing – of listed species. Although wolf populations have met recovery goals for the western Great Lakes States, wolves remain protected by the Endangered Species Act.
The permit applications request authorization to conduct activities including lethal and non-lethal take of wolves that attack livestock and pets. There are approximately 600 wolves in Michigan and a similar number in Wisconsin; Minnesota's wolf population is estimated at 2,922.
Copies of the permit applications and the draft environmental assessment are available on the Service's website Online Info:
Comments may be submitted by U. S. Mail to
Regional Director Attn: Peter Fasbender U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecological Services 1 Federal Drive Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056