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California Senator Email

This is an email I recieved this morning from my state Senator

Dear Charles:

Thank you for writing to express your opposition to the “Sportsmen’s Act of 2012” (S. 3525).  I appreciate the time you took to write, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

As you may know, on September 10, 2012, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the “Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.”  This bill is an amalgamation of more than a dozen other bills intended to promote access to hunting and fishing on public lands as well as support habitat and species conservation.  For example, the bill seeks to dedicate 1.5% of all Land and Water Conservation Fund spending to securing easements or acquisitions that improve access to public lands.  Additionally, the bill supports various programs to fund fish and bird habitat conservation, such as reauthorizing the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, which provides incentives to private land-owners to protect critically important habitat for migratory birds and wildlife on their property.

While I support efforts to improve access and recreation on public lands as well as the bill’s conservation efforts, I do not agree with all provisions proposed in the bill.  In particular, I do not support its proposed exemption to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow for the importation of polar bear trophies that were taken in Canada prior to its protection under the Endangered Species Act. You should be aware that I opposed a previous iteration of the bill, which would have allowed the possession of loaded firearms on Army Corps of Engineers-managed lands.

On September 22, 2012, I joined a majority of my colleagues in voting in favor of cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3525.  Voting for cloture indicates a desire to proceed to debate on the bill, but does not necessarily indicate support for or opposition to the legislation itself. A final vote on S. 3525 will occur when the Senate comes back in session.  I appreciate hearing from you and will keep your thoughts in mind when the bill comes to the Senate floor for a final vote.

Once again, thank you for writing. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841, or visit my website at www.feinstein.senate.gov.  Best regards.

Sincerely yours,
Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator

This in from Timber Wolf Alliance on Facebook. The senceless acts of murder on these wonderful creatures must stop.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 101 S Webster, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 Phone: 888-936-7463 TDD: 711 …

dnr.wi.gov – www.wisconsin.gov
Archived under: [dnr.wi.gov/news] Hunting and Trapping of Wolves Closed in Wolf Zones 2 and 4, Effective Friday, Nov. 16, at the end of hunting and trapping hours   Bill Cosh, (608) 267-2773 Tom Hauge, (608) 266-2193
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zones 2 and 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Nov. 16, 2012. The two zones close Friday at the end of hunting hours for hunting and at the close of trapping hours for trappers, which is 8 p.m. Wolf Harvest Zones 2 and 4 are the first zones to be closed this season. The harvest of wolves currently remains open in all other zones. The department will continue to closely monitor the harvest in the remaining zones and does expect an increase in the rate of harvest during this weekend’s gun deer season. Wolf hunters and trappers should check for additional zone closures throughout the weekend. “The harvest trend in Zone 2 has been steady while harvest in Zone 4, which is one wolf from quota, has been sporadic.  We’ve watched trends and feel our best decision to make sure we don’t exceed quotas is to start the closure process today just prior to reaching quota, anticipating increased harvest rates with the opening of the nine-day deer hunt this weekend,” said Kurt Thiede, DNR Lands Division Administrator. “This is Wisconsin’s inaugural season. We are learning much about hunter and trapper success rates that will help us draft permanent rules that continue to move the wolf population down toward levels in line with biological and social carrying capacity .”   “We will be considering harvest trends as we approach quotas in other zones as well. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the wolf population by 116 animals, distributed across the landscape,” said Thiede. The state wolf harvest quota for Zone 2 was set at 20 wolves and the closure process was initiated when 18 wolves were reported as harvested. The state wolf harvest quota for Zone 4 was set at 5 wolves and the closure process was initiated when 4 wolves were reported as harvested. Wolf hunters and trappers are advised that they can continue to pursue wolves in zones 1, 3, 5 and 6, but are urged to watch zones 1 and 5. When additional zones are closed, the Wisconsin DNR will announce such closures by news releases, notification at dnr.wi.gov, and on the wolf call-in number, 1-855-299-9653. It is the hunter’s and trapper’s responsibility to check for and know about zone closures. DNR encourages hunters and trappers to check the website or the call-in number daily.

Sweet & Innocent


Please do your part to save Wolves everywhere. This lil guy has no idea what dangers he faces. Humans are his and others like him greatest threat. Please sign petitions and make phone calls to your reps and congressperson to help fight for, not against these heautiful and amazing animals.