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NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD TO MEET JULY 17 ON PROPOSED WISCONSIN WOLF HUNTING SEASON

June 26, 2012

Public encouraged to comment on board meeting agenda item

MADISON - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body for the Department of Natural Resources, will meet at 9 a.m. on July 17 (PDF)in the Spruce/Sands room at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, to consider an emergency administrative rule setting the final parameters of a fall 2012 wolf hunting season in the state.

Information on the hunting season proposal can be found on the DNR website by searching for keyword "wolf."

A wolf hunting season was directed by the Wisconsin Legislature to start this fall. The legislature has set the season length and license fees, has approved hunting methods including use of hunting dogs and baiting, and has directed that both hunting and trapping be allowed and that hunting be allowed at night. Other aspects of the season, including quotas and permit levels, will be considered in the proposal before the board.

The public must pre-register to testify no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012. For consideration by the board, written comments must be received by the same timeframe. To register to testify, please contact Laurie Ross at (608) 267-7420 or via email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov. Written comments must be e-mailed to the Natural Resources Board at DNRNRBcomments@wisconsin.gov, or mailed to Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, Wisconsin DNR - AD/8, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921.

At the meeting, the Natural Resources Board will also hear an informational item on implementing wetland legislation in the state. As an informational item, no public input will be taken on the wetland item.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Ross, 608-267-7420

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 26, 2012




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