Friday, April 25, 2008

Why did the DNR NRB board overturn the vote?

I've been trying to figure this out. Political pressure ? Did a high ranking official in Wisconsin state government lean on the appointed NRB board members to cement the "killl more small trout" central Wisconsin voting bloc ? Are the members of the board actually not capable of understanding the science behind the regulations ? Was there a payoff and if so, why ? I was stumped. Then, by accident I stumbled on the answer while following my UPI feed ....

from the UPI
" MADISON, Wis., April 8 (UPI) --
A post office manager in Madison, Wis., says delivery workers are being terrorized by wild turkeys in a West Side neighborhood.

Mara Wilhite, manager of the Hilldale Station Post Office, said between five and 10 large male turkeys have been pecking at postal carriers and occasionally attacking them with the spurs on their legs in the Parkwood Hills neighborhood, the Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) reported Tuesday.

Wilhite said one turkey barged into a mail truck's open door and scratched the surprised driver.

Eric Lobner, regional wildlife program supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the turkeys' aggression is likely tied to the mating season, which started recently and lasts until mid-May. He said the red, white and blue coloring on the mail trucks could be raising the ire of the birds, whose heads change color between blue, white and red during the mating season."

Could these vicious crazed sex addled wild turkeys and the NRB board be the same ?

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