Updated: 05/14/2014 9:28 PM
Created: 05/14/2014 9:27 PM WDIO.com
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it found no evidence of fights between hunting dogs and wolves when the agency examined wolf carcasses this spring.
This past wolf hunting season was the first in which Wisconsin hunters were allowed to use dogs to pursue wolves.
Wolf advocates feared there would be many illegal fights between wolves and dogs. But the DNR says after examining the skinned carcasses of 27 of the 35 wolves killed by hunters using dogs, evaluation of any law violations was inconclusive.
The DNR's Dave McFarland tells Wisconsin Public Radio that on one wolf with only a partly removed pelt, there were minor bite wounds from an undetermined species.
Rachel Tilseth of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin says she doesn't think the examinations were thorough.
Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Anderson Takes Top Spot in Tight Beargrease Finish
After more than 300 miles on the trail, musher Ryan Anderson and his team clinched first place in the 31st annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. His team of 11 pulled into the finish line at Billy's Bar in Duluth just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. This is Anderson's second full-distance win. He won the marathon back in 2011 when he beat out musher Nathan Schroeder by just 20 seconds
Fleets Feeling Impact of Low Gas Prices
An average American drives about 28 miles per day, meanwhile Custom Cab's taxi drivers said they drive 240 miles, so for the dozen or so cabs the company has, these low prices mean high savings.
One Man Seriously Injured When Vehicle Rear-Ends School Bus, 45 Kids Uninjured
A 49-year-old Ashland man suffered life-threatening injuries after rear-ending a school bus near Ashland on Tuesday afternoon. However, none of the 45 children on the bus were hurt.
Victim Identified in Beltrami Co. Home Explosion
The Bemidji Fire Department says a propane gas leak appears to have been the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rural Bemidji home Monday, injuring one person. The person's condition has not been released.
Enbridge Defends Northern Minnesota Route for Pipeline
Enbridge Energy is defending its proposal to build a northern Minnesota crude oil pipeline. Company executives testified Tuesday during the first day of a hearing before a regulatory judge in St. Paul. Critics of the $2.6 billion project have questioned whether the line needs a northern route.