Wolves

Environment
12:35 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

What Do Wisconsinites Think of a Second Wolf Hunt?

A gray wolf in Wisconsin
Credit Michele Woodford

WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence interviews UW Madison researchers Adrian Treves and Lisa Naughton on public attitudes toward the state's wolf policy.

The clock is ticking ever closer to Wisconsin’s “still hotly debated” second wolf harvest.

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Wolves
2:39 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Wolves and Humans: A Deteriorating Relationship?

The state's first wolf hunt is underway.
Credit P McConnell

With the state's first wolf hunt underway, a Wisconsin researcher looks into the animals' relationship with people.

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Wolves
5:28 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Scientific Eye on Opening Day of Highly Contested Wolf Hunt

Monday marks day one of a hunting season some thought would never come: Wisconsin's first wolf hunt.

The Legislature set it into motion months ago, right after the federal government removed the wolf's endangered status.

Tim Van Deelen is one of the people who will watch the hunt scientifically.

The wildlife biologist has been studying the creature throughout its gradual return to Wisconsin, and now will monitor the impact the wolf harvest could have on the stability of its population.

The DNR doled out 1,160 permits for the wolf hunt that begins today.

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Wolves
7:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

DNR Denied Permission to Include Dogs in Wisconsin's First Wolf Hunt

Wolves perform ritual displays during mating season in February.
Credit P McConnell

One remaining point of contention in Wisconsin's wolf hunt is the law's allowance for dogs to be used to trail or track wolves. The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday denied the DNR permission to draft emergency rules so dogs could be used this first year.

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Wolf
12:00 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Mixing Dogs with Wolves

Humane societies hope to bring down Wisconsin's first wolf hunt.

A group of humane societies will have their day in court Wednesday as they attempt to put a stop to Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt.

It is scheduled to begin October 15. Advocates of the hunt say it’s an appropriate mechanism to control wolves that attack livestock and pets.

The new law allows hunters to use dogs to track and trail wolves.

Those seeking an injunction say confrontations between wolves and dogs could result in the inhumane death of dogs.

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