It’s the State of Wisconsin and the Federal Governments that have me baffled. Is it just me, or is the thinking really skewed? The thing that has me scratching my head these last few days is the news that one of our Wi Senators would like to see a sandhill crane hunt here, and to that end he is circulating a bill that would require the DNR to create a sandhill hunting season. From the Fond du Lac Reporter “State Rep. Joel Kleefisch, an Oconomowoc Republican and avid duck hunter, began circulating a bill last week that would require the DNR to create a sandhill season.” Proponents of this bill are using farmers as their reason for wanting to kill sandhills. They’re saying that farmers would be happy to see these beautiful birds hunted and killed because of the crop damage they cause. Lee and I are farmers. Yes, we’ve had some crop damage, but the treated seed helps with that. We don’t want to see a hunting season on cranes.
Sandhill cranes were once on the endangered species list, and they only raise one or two chicks per year. I just think it’s a crazy idea.
Along the same line of thinking, Gray Wolves were also on the endangered list and were recently delisted in WI. Now, according to some of our neighbors, gray wolves have been documented right in our neighborhood, by people using trail cams. We have sheep and miniature horses and we sure don’t want wolves anywhere near them. Why didn’t the government just leave it all alone. Now they’re talking about allowing limited hunting permits to kill the wolves that do damage to livestock. Why build them up so you can knock them down? Crazy!
PS: This is my 100th post on my blog!