State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) today called on the state to defund the wolf management program.
“The State of Wisconsin should stop its wolf management program effective immediately in light of the federal decision to relist gray wolves as endangered species. Since the feds will not allow us to manage this, the state should also defund the wolf program entirely,” said Tiffany.
This judicial decision returns wolves in the Great Lakes Region, including Wisconsin, to the Federal Endangered Species List.
“It should be disturbing to our federal representatives that a D.C. judge with little wildlife experience is overriding bipartisan agreement and the Great Lakes states’ ability to manage their individual wolf programs. Wisconsin has been using sound science in its management, and this judge’s decision was clearly not based in sound science,” added Tiffany.
“I also would call on incoming members of Congress to review the Endangered Species Act,” stated Tiffany. The decision will greatly impact our state’s whitetail deer population, agricultural community and our northern economy.”
“As a newly appointed member of the Joint Committee on Finance and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, I will be closely examining our state’s wolf program and its funding. Once Wisconsin regains its authority to manage our wolf population, then the program should be reestablished and funded,” concluded Tiffany.