UPDATE: DNR announces that wolf licenses have not been issued to hunters

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WEDNESDAY 10/27/2021 1:52 p.m.

(WFRV) – After a circuit court made the ruling instructing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from implementing the 2021 wolf hunt, they announced that no licenses have been issued to hunters or trappers.

According to the DNR, they will continue to work on making the rules and completion of a wolf management plan public. There was no information on a timeframe as to when the rules and the completion of wolf management plan will be completed.

Officials say if people suspect that wolves are attacking livestock, pets or hunting dogs to contact USDA-Wildlife Services staff immediately. Those in northern Wisconsin should call 1-800-228-1368 or 715-369-5221 and those in southern Wisconsin should call 1-800-433-0663 or 920-324-4514.

More information can be found on the DNR’s website.

ORIGINAL: Judge issues injunction blocking Wisconsin fall wolf hunt

FRIDAY 10/22/2021 4:50 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has granted a request from wildlife advocacy groups and blocked Wisconsin’s fall wolf hunt two weeks before hunters were set to take to the woods.

Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost issued a temporary injunction Friday halting the season, which was set to begin Nov. 6.

The order comes as part of a lawsuit wildlife advocacy groups filed in August seeking to stop the hunt and invalidate a state law authorizing annual seasons.

The groups sued after the Department of Natural Resources board brushed aside calls to cancel the fall season after hunters exceeded their kill limit by nearly 100 wolves during a court-ordered February season.

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