Yesterday, in an unprecedented move, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rejected guidance from the state’s Natural Resources Board. The board is the policy-setting authority for the DNR.
In its decision, the DNR announced that it would be capping next month’s wolf hunt quota at 130, less than half of the 300 wolves the Natural Resources Board approved in August.
That August decision by the board went against previous recommendations by DNR wildlife biologists. Beyond the fall wolf hunt, the DNR’s decision – if it holds – could permanently alter how the two groups interact.
For more, our Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Paul Smith, the outdoors editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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