August 1, 2014

DNR says wolf hunt a go

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will proceed with the state’s first wolf hunt, beginning October 15, despite a court ruling which temporarily barred the use of dogs during the hunt.

Agency spokesman Bill Cosh said DNR decided to move forward with the hunt because rules don’t allow for the use of dogs until at least November 26. Cosh explained that between now and then DNR staff will work on addressing regulations related to training and the use of dogs during the hunt.

Last week a Dane County judge issued a temporary injunction banning the use of dogs in the hunt. A hearing on the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit is September 14.

Rick Schuh, WHBY