Walker signs bill changing start to wolf hunt

Published: Mar. 29, 2016 at 5:59 PM CDT
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After endorsing Ted Cruz, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law that will change the start date of the annual wolf hunt, once the DNR takes them off the endangered species list.

The DNR placed wolves back on the endangered species list in 2014, so, currently, the wolf hunt isn't allowed, but when that changes, the hunt will start in early November instead of mid-October.

"Hunters respect the wolf and respecting the wolf means that you want to manage it and harvest it as prime and as quality as possible," Representative Al Ott of the 3rd Assembly District said.

Ott said the season conflicted with bird hunters and dogs, and began before wolves' winter coats fully grew in.