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Wisconsin Wolf – State Management

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Wisconsin RMEF Members, Speakers at a recent “wolf summit” in your state called on Congress to return management of Wisconsin’s wolf population to the state. We, at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, wholeheartedly agree and do the same! “The gray wolf in Wisconsin is recovered. No further protections under the Endangered Species Act are necessary. This is a fact that has been affirmed by many, including the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” …

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Scientific Research Speaks Loudly: Hunting Is Conservation

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A study published by the Journal of Wildlife Management indicates that hunting is among two recreational activities that inspire people to support conservation. The other is birdwatching. Perhaps the words of study co-author Ashley Dayer of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology best sum up the results, “There is hope for conservation in rural communities through both binoculars and bullets.” The research focused on the activity of those who live in rural, Upstate New York and …

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Take Action

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Become active in managing our lands and wildlife. RMEF engages on bills and regulations affecting land and wildlife management, funding for conservation programs, hunter recruitment and education measures, and other issues. While RMEF staffers engage members of Congress and agency officials, our effectiveness depends on the voices of our 220,000 members. Officials must be provided accurate information about the issues before them from the people their decisions impact. Together, we can have a positive impact …

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RMEF Files Appeal in Great Lakes Wolf Ruling

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation joined a coalition of partners by filing an appeal to remove wolves in the Great Lakes region from federal protection and return them to state management. In December of 2014, Judge Beryl A. Howell wiped out several years of successful management in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin by returning wolves to the Endangered Species List. In her ruling, Judge Howell overlooked the region’s robust population by stating wolves in the …