Even though Wisconsin state law says an annual wolf hunt shall begin in November -
- and a long-standing federal court ruling says such matters require advance consultation with Wisconsin's multiple Native American bands, a lawsuit has been filed by wolf hunters demanding the WI DNR authorize an immediate wolf because the Trump administration had in its closing weeks removed the wolves protected status.
The action, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty on behalf of Hunter Nation Inc., a Kansas-based hunting advocacy group, claims the DNR's decision violated state law and the Wisconsin state constitution’s guarantee of a right to hunt.
The DNR's oversight board two weeks ago declined to authorize an immediate wolf hunt.
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