In wake of court decision, DNR board signs off on wolf hunt this month

Gray wolf. Credit: Gary Kramer / USFWS
Gray wolf. Credit: Gary Kramer / USFWS

After an adverse court ruling, the state's Natural Resources Board Monday unanimously signed off on a February wolf hunt.
The board had originally rejected establishing a hunt in a 4-3 vote last month. But a Jefferson County Circuit Court judge last week said board members violated state law and ordered the DNR to immediately set up a hunt for the remainder of the month.
"It is the intent of this board today to comply with such order," said Board Chair Fred Prehn.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department on Friday asked the state Court of Appeals to stay the lower court's order as litigation plays ou...

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