We may not have safe drinking water in some parts of Wisconsin, but at least we can begin hunting wolves this fall. While I, personally, don’t agree with the priorities of our legislature and the DNR, others seem quite pleased. In fact, almost 5,000 Wisconsinites have applied for wolf hunting permits since the DNR began accepting applications three (3) days ago, with weeks to go before the deadline ends.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
As of Friday morning, the Department of Natural Resources has received 4,726 applications for the wolf hunting and trapping season scheduled to begin in Wisconsin in October.
Sales began Wednesday and will run through Aug. 31.
The DNR has received so many applications that there will be a drawing in September to determine which lucky applicants get to hunt and trap wolves.
The agency received nearly 3,000 applications on the first day of sales. The Friday total included 4,643 applications from Wisconsin residents and 83 from non-residents.
If only the issue of safe drinking water were as sexy as wolf hunting appears to be.
I don’t get it. Then again, there are a lot of things about Walker’s Wisconsin that I find unfathomable.