You really have to be kidding me — the Department of Natural Resources can’t figure out why endangered resources license plate registrations are dropping? It is indicative of how out-of-touch government bureaucrats are with reality.

When my “wolf” license plate came up for renewal, I deducted the $25 fee for the wolf plate and requested a regular one. I refuse to pay extra to display an image of an animal that our Legislature allows to be slaughtered for pure sport.

I support endangered species efforts, but under the current administration beginning with Gov. Scott Walker and DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, I have major concerns. My $25 is probably better spent donating to groups like the Sierra Club or the Natural Resources Defense Council to fund legal challenges to the state’s wayward environmental policies, including wolf hunting and mines.

— Joe Thompson, Madison

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MOR, you can put forth all the pro-wolf hunt arguments you want, but you can't make a private citizen donate to a DNR fund if s/he doesn't want to, anymore.

You've just been presented with evidence by Joe that he no longer feels confidence in the DNR and has stopped making the voluntary contribution to the endangered species fund. You can disagree with his arguments, but you can't make him decide to spend that money if he doesn't want to. Respect that.

Wolves slaughtered for sport? Guess you haven't seen what tehy do to cattle? Even Muir and Leopold knew that these species Had to be controlled and harvested for lack of natural predators, or they got disease and died of starvation when overcrowed. If their numbers grew more they'd cause even more damage. If you love them so much would you want them in your backyard?

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