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GOP Bill Would End Wolf Management in Wisconsin

Great Lakes wolves are on the federal endangered species list, Wisconsin lawmakers want that changed. Great Lakes wolves are on the federal endangered species list, Wisconsin lawmakers want that changed. |  Photo: WDIO, File

Associated Press
November 09, 2017 12:48 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A group of northern Wisconsin legislators are proposing a bill that would end the state's efforts to manage wolves unless the federal government removes them from the endangered species list.

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The Republican lawmakers say in a memo seeking co-sponsors that wolves are wiping out deer, livestock and pets.

Great Lakes wolves are on the federal endangered species list, which means no one can hunt them.

Under the bill, Wisconsin police and wardens would be prohibited from enforcing any federal or state law relating to wolf management or prohibiting killing a Wisconsin wolf.

The Department of Natural Resources would be blocked from spending any money on wolf management other than to reimburse people for livestock losses.

The bill would no longer apply if wolves are removed from the endangered species list.

 


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