Wisconsin wildlife officials re-start wolf hunts?
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 7, 2019
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lifting protections for gray wolves across most of the country would force Wisconsin wildlife officials to re-start wolf hunts. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, signed a bill in 2012 that requires the Department of Natural Resources to hold a wolf hunt. The agency held three hunts before a federal judge placed Great Lakes Wolves back on the endangered species list in 2014. The law remains valid, which means the DNR would have to reinstate the season if protections are lifted. Wildlife advocates have promised to challenge in court any attempt to lift protections. The DNR estimated as many as 944 wolves roamed the state last winter.