14 Mar '12, 9pm

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Wolf Hunting

Associated Press A gray wolf near Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Less than two months after wolves in the Great Lakes region were removed from the federal endangered species list, the Wisconsin State Assembly approved a bill on Wednesday that would open the way for a wolf hunting and trapping season. The bill, supported by hunting groups, Republicans and some Democrats, passed by a 69-25 vote. It was opposed by environmental groups and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Game Commission, which represents Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. The tribes have significant rights in wildlife management in much of the area where wolves are found and said they were not consulted on the hunting plans as required by a treaty. State wildlife biologists also criticized various elements of the bill. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker. A number of Democrats spoke Wednesday aga...

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