Humane Societies Appeal Wis. Wolf Hunt Ruling

Posted at: 04/12/2013 5:49 PM


MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A group of humane societies has appealed a Dane County judge's ruling that wolf hunters can use dogs.

The humane societies filed a lawsuit last year alleging the state Department of Natural Resources failed to impose any real restrictions on wolf hunters using dogs when the agency set up the framework for the wolf season. The societies argued the lack of regulations would create deadly wolf-dog brawls in the woods.

Judge Peter Anderson issued a double-sided decision this past January that hunters can't train dogs on wolves in Wisconsin but they can use them to track down wolves during the season.

The societies filed their notice of appeal on Friday. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh didn't immediately return a message.

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