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Group Trying To Stop Wisconsin Wolf Hunt

Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 7:21 am

The Wisconsin wolf hunt could be on hold due in part to a group that is suing the Department of Natural Resources to try to stop the planned hunt.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports a group of humane societies filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Dane County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit claims the DNR failed to put in place regulations to prevent the inhumane deaths of hunting dogs in confrontations with wolves. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to halt the hunt until the DNR establishes reasonable restrictions on the use of dogs.

The wolf hunt is scheduled to begin Oct. 15. It is the only hunt in the nation in which hunters would be allowed to use dogs.

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