Every year beginning in October, Wisconsin is host to almost a hundred different wildlife killing contests. Last week, the first raccoon killing contests of the season took place at the Jackson Clinic bar in Mauston, at Jumpers Bar in Little Chicago and at Elk Lake Tavern in Eau Claire.
Many more killing contests will follow including Moondog Madness, Wisconsin’s largest coyote killing contest which takes place over three weekends in winter.
This year, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ Legislative Advisory Committee will hold its annual meeting on November 4, 2020. On the agenda are three separate citizen’s resolutions to end wildlife killing contests.
Here is the mission statement of the Advisory Committee:
“The mission of the Legislative Committee of the Conservation Congress is to advise the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board of the official positions of the Congress on legislative issues and to testify to such at legislative hearings and meetings as needed; to review resolutions and legislation in order to advise and recommend positions to the members and leadership of the congress; and to work with the department of natural resources in the development and implementation of wildlife, habitat and conservation legislation and administrative rules.”
WCC Voting has already moved forward these three resolutions calling for an end to killing contests, now it’s time to hear what the Advisory Committee thinks of the resolutions. On November 4, 2020 the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Legislative Advisory Committee will hold its meeting online and the public is encouraged to register to view the meeting via Zoom.
Here is the link to register:
If you would like to testify in support of the citizen resolutions to end wildlife killing contests, you must call (414) 581-3157 no later than November 2, 2020.
Please join Wolf Patrol on November 4th for the meeting on Zoom and let’s hope the hound hunting lobby doesn’t get it’s way like it always does!