Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wisconsin hunters can use dogs to go after #wolves

Gray wolf
File photo (Wisconsin DNR/Gary Kramer)
MADISON (AP) – It looks like hunters will get a chance to run dogs on wolves, at least for a while.
Wisconsin’s wolf season began in October but Monday was the first day hunters could use dogs to track and corner wolves. It appeared that dog users might not get a chance to get out before the season ended – hunters were just four wolves short of the 150-animal statewide kill limit going into the weekend – but according to state Department of Natural Resources data no one had taken any more wolves as of Sunday.

Hunters aren’t allowed to let their dogs actually kill wolves, but wolf advocates still say running dogs on wolves is inhumane because wolves will turn and fight rather than flee.

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