MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would create a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
The bill would establish a hunting and trapping season that would run from mid-October through the end of February. The Department of Natural Resources would be allowed to determine how many licenses to issue through a preference point system.
Wisconsin wolves came off the federal endangered species list last year. The state is now free to manage the wolves as they see fit.
Walker signed the bill during an appearance Monday morning at Aqualand Manufacturing, Inc., a dock maker in Woodruff. He issued a press release saying the hunt will help control a burgeoning wolf population that has been preying on livestock.
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