For years, Tom has been one of the leading voices in Wisconsin working to have the federal government remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Wisconsin should be able to manage its wolf population on its own. The exploding wolf population hurts farmers' bottom lines, harms tourism, and reduces real estate values. At the same time, the federal government is denying the science behind delisting and watches our farms struggle.
In 2019, researchers estimated wolves killed more deer than hunters during the nine-day gun-deer harvest in single counties. Congress must act not only to help our farmers but also to help preserve our sporting heritage — one of Wisconsin's longest-standing family traditions for supporting one's family.