Wisconsin committee to vote on wolf huntThe state Senate's environmental committee is set to vote on a bill that would create a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate's environmental committee is set to vote on a bill that would create a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
Wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin came off the federal endangered species list last year. The states are now free to manage the wolves as they see fit.
The Republican measure would establish a wolf hunting and trapping season that would run from mid-October through the end of February. The Department of Natural Resources would be allowed to limit licenses and award them to applicants who build up preference points.
The committee is scheduled to take up the bill Thursday morning at the state Capitol. Committee approval would clear the way for a full Senate vote.