Tell Gov. Evers: Stop gray wolf hunts in Wisconsin

Dear Gov. Tony Evers,

Gray wolves in Wisconsin need better protections. I was disappointed to learn that Wisconsin would hold a wolf hunt this year, and I was outraged to hear that the gray wolf harvest from the hunt exceeded the Department of Natural Resources' quota by 82 percent.

The gray wolf is a beautiful animal that can coexist with humans. There are non-lethal wolf management methods that are more humane than wolf hunts, and these non-lethal methods can even be more effective at protecting livestock from gray wolves.

Wisconsin should not require a wolf hunt every year. It's clear that hunters can and will go above the allotted number of wolf deaths, and this will have a devastating impact on wolf populations.

I urge you to do everything you can to end wolf hunts in Wisconsin.