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Senate approves wolf hunting season, but Assembly delays vote

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A wolf hunting season is two steps away from becoming a reality in Wisconsin.

The state Senate approved the wolf season on a 24-9 vote Tuesday. The bill now goes to the Assembly and then to the governor.

The Assembly failed to consider the bill Tuesday night, and it’s expected to come up again next Tuesday. But with the two-year session coming to an end, this bill and others would have to pass by early next Friday – and if they don’t, they would have to be introduced again next year.

The wolf season would run from mid-October through the end of February.

It was proposed in late January, soon after the federal government removed grey wolves from the endangered species list in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Those states are allowed to manage their own wolf populations.

Wisconsin has around 800 grey wolves, but officials were only expecting to have around 350 after the species was re-introduced in the 1990’s. And there have been growing complaints that wolves are killing livestock and other animals.

The DNR said wolves killed 20 dogs last year, mostly hunting dogs. 

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