Wis. DNR to Notify Hunters of Judge's Order to Ban Dogs in Wolf Hunt

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Wis. DNR to Notify Hunters of Judge's Order to Ban Dogs in Wolf Hunt

September 7, 2012 Updated Sep 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM CDT

Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Wisconsin DNR has been ordered to notify hunters of the recent temporary ban on the use of dogs in the upcoming wolf hunt season.

Back in August, a Dane County judge placed a temporary ban on the use and training of dogs in the upcoming wolf hunt in Wisconsin.

Part of the Dane County judge's order indicated that the DNR had to notify hunters and trainers of the temporary ban and then submit documentation of the actions that the agency took to notify hunters and trainers within 14 days of the judge's order.

The DNR issued the following statement concerning the temporary ban on the use of dogs in the wolf hunt:

"A recent judicial ruling has temporarily prevented or enjoined the use of dogs for hunting wolves, and also the use of dogs to train to hunt wolves. As a result of this ruling, please be advised that the use of dogs for tracking and trailing of wolves is not authorized when hunting wolves under a wolf harvesting license. Also, the use of dogs for training to track or trail free ranging wolves is not authorized at this time. As this is a temporary injunction, the injunction on the use of dogs for wolf hunting and training could be lifted at a future date. Therefore, please contact the department for updates or changes later this fall."

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