Judge Removes Ban on Dogs Being Used in Wis. Wolf Hunt

By KBJR News 1

Judge Removes Ban on Dogs Being Used in Wis. Wolf Hunt

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2013 at 7:16 PM CST

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- A Dane County judge in Wisconsin has removed the injunction that banned the use of dogs for hunting wolves in the state.

The judge has also decided to prohibit training of dogs to hunt wolves.

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp sent out the following statement:
"We will continue to seek input from the public and from stakeholders – including tribes – as we continue to develop permanent rules on the wolf season, and the use of dogs for both training and hunting of wolves."

Back in August, a coalition of Humane Societies in the state sued the DNR over the approved rules allowing dogs to be used to hunt wolves in the state's upcoming wolf season.

The groups argued that allowing dogs to hunt wolves would result in serious injury or death to many dogs during the season.

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