DNR: Hunters 4 wolves shy of Wisconsin kill limit; season could end before dogs are allowed
- Article by: TODD RICHMOND , Associated Press
- Updated: November 28, 2014
MADISON, Wis. — Hunters are four wolves shy of reaching Wisconsin’s statewide kill limit, raising doubts about whether anyone will be allowed to use dogs to hunt wolves once the gun season ends.
The 2012 Republican-authored law that created Wisconsin’s wolf hunt allows hunters to use dogs to trail and corner wolves on the day after the end of the nine-day gun deer season. That season wraps up Sunday, which means hunters could start deploying their dogs beginning Monday.
But Department of Natural Resources tallies show hunters had killed 146 wolves as of Thursday, just four animals short of the 150-wolf statewide kill limit.
The season will end as soon as they hit that limit or on the last day of February, whichever…
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