Chippewa Tribes Blast Wolf Hunt, Say It Was About Killing
March 25, 2021
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Chippewa tribal officials in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan have blasted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for putting on what they say was a poorly planned wolf season during which state-licensed hunters blew past their quota in a matter of days.
The Chippewa consider the wolf sacred. The lead story in the spring issue of Mazina'igan, the quarterly newsletter for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, takes the DNR to task for allowing so much killing.
"After the DNR's failure to maintain kill quotas and the poor application of scientific decision-making in wolf management, (Chippewa) tribes remain deeply concerned about ma'iingan's future," editor Charlie Otto Rasmussen wrote, using the Chippewa word for wolf.