DNR TALKS WOLF KILLING WISH FOR WHEN THEY ARE DELISTED
Last night I attended the Minnesota Moose webinar hosted by the International Wolf Center. The webinar guest speaker was lead moose researcher for the DNR, Glenn Delgiudice. This was the third webinar by the DNR in the month of October related to wolves.
For those that may not know or don't remember, Glenn Delgiuidice's name came to be known more back in 2015 when there was a lot of controversy surrounding his moose study where several moose calves died. Around the same time the study came under scrutiny a veterinarian by the name of Erika Butler claimed to have been forced out of the agency after she objected to the way the moose study was being handled.
In the Timberjay article Erika Butler said she had to tiptoe around Delgiudice and that he was volatile at times. Whether any of that is true is anyone's guess but it highlighted the issue with collaring calves and attempts to stop it. Petitions to end the collaring sprang up - like this one: Stop the DNR study which collars newborn moose calves. Staggering mortality of calves associated with abandonment by moms after researcher contact and as the backlash continued and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) did nothing to stop it the governor stepped in to halt the study. Gov. Dayton halts all moose-collaring due to death rate