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DNR statement on decision not to dismiss wolf lawsuit
News Release Published: September 14, 2012 by the Central Office
Contact(s): Bill Cosh, DNR Spokesperson, 608-267-2773
MADISON -- Department of Natural Resources Spokesman Bill Cosh issued the following statement on Dane County Judge Peter C. Andersonís Sept. 14 decision not to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the use of dogs in the Wisconsin wolf hunting season:
First and foremost it is important for the 1,160 successful wolf license applicants to know that Wisconsinís first modern day wolf season will continue.
The judgeís injunction on the use of dogs still stands.
We will continue to work on that issue and try to find a resolution prior to the end of November when the use of dogs for hunting would have been allowed if the injunction had not been issued.
In light of Judge Andersonís decision to not rule in favor of the departmentís motion to dismiss, we will continue to discuss our options with our legal team and develop a strategy in the coming weeks.
The goal would be to ultimately resolve this issue prior to November 26; the day when the use of dogs for wolf hunting would begin.
For more information on the Wisconsin wolf hunt, search "wolf" on the DNR website.