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Natural Resources Board to consider wolf hunt rules next month

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Wolf hunt

Wolf hunt

MADISON (AP) — The state Natural Resources Board is scheduled next month to consider the parameters for this fall’s wolf hunt.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill this spring authorizing a wolf hunt beginning on Oct. 15. The bill specified the season length and methods, including the use of dogs, baiting and night hunting.

The Department of Natural Resources has been working since May to iron out the rest of the details such as quotas and hunting zone structures.

Earlier this month the DNR announced a plan calling for killing up to 233 wolves and issuing five times more licenses than the harvest number, predicting hunters will have a 20 percent success rate.

The board is expected to take up the plan at a meeting in Stevens Point on July 17.

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