Saturday, August 27
Wisconsin Conservation Congress' Fur Harvest Advisory Committee meeting
There is a virtual option to attend and public comment will be allowed! 
We need your voice! 
It is vitally important to speak out and express your support on public record! Speaking at this meeting helps further enforce that WI citizens care about our natural resources and want changes that are reflective for all users, and not just the hunting and trapping community. 
Before Aug. 25th contact Ed Harvey Jr. at 920-528-7071 or and ask to give public comment OR if you can't comment via zoom please send an e-mail to committee members.  Link to committee e-mail addresses here:
During this meeting the Fur Harvest Committee will discuss a variety of resolutions that passed from the Spring Hearing. The committee will determine if the resolutions will advance to be put on the state-wide survey next year or just be flat out rejected. 
  • Important resolutions we suggest you consider speaking out in support of, include: 
    • Banning of coyote and ALL killing contests
    • Banning night-time hunting on public land for wolves and coyote
    • Requiring trapping warnings be posted for the public
    • Banning hound training on captive live animals
  • Resolutions to oppose:  
    • Extend the beaver trapping season
    • Relax regulations on trapping (Use of trail cameras to check traps) 
    • Use infrared lights when hunting predators
Public comment is likely going to be limited to two minutes, but even thirty seconds of support is important. 

May 14, 2022

The Natural Resources Board will meet on May 25, 2022 at 8:30 AM. Information items include the 2022 WCC Spring Hearing advisory questions. Public participation deadline is Wednesday, May 18th at 11 AM. Read the meeting agenda here.

April 30, 2022

The 2022  WCC Spring Hearings were held online April 11-14. More than 28,000 people responded to the 2022 Spring Questionnaire.

  • You can view the voting results, advisory questions, and background information here.
  • When voting begins, in addition to traditional advisory questions, each county additionally has its own resolutions newly submitted by citizens.
  • Lastly, there were two very important resolutions - 1) ban all wildlife killing contests; 2) ban the use of dogs from hunting wolves in Wisconsin.  Both have passed in the same 3 or more counties over the last two consecutive years. 

In summary, there were, among others, questions pertaining to:

  • the legalization of different types of weapons used to kill animals (PCP air guns, sophisticated slingshots...);
  • increase in days to legally kill animals;
  • increase in trapping;
  • increase in killing of "small-game" animals;
  • expanding captive animal operations;
  • CWD;
  • increase in wolf trapping techniques
  • antiquated wolf population question
  • PFAS chemicals 

 The WCC spring hearings are a decades-long tradition in Wisconsin that allow all of us to vote on questions regarding wildlife, wildlands, and water in our state.