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DNR to ask board for OK to draw up wolf rules

MADISON (WKOW) – State wildlife officials plan to ask the Natural Resources Board for permission to draw up emergency regulations on the use of dogs for hunting wolves this week.

The request comes after a group of humane societies sued the Department of Natural Resources last month saying the DNR's rules enacting this winter's wolf hunt doesn't include any restrictions on dogs.  The group contends the lack of restrictions will lead to deadly dog-wolf fights.

A Madison judge has temporarily banned hunters from using dogs to go after wolves while he weighs the case.

At a meeting on Wednesday in Eau Claire, DNR officials plan to ask the board for permission to write new emergency rules on training dogs on wolves.  They also plan to request permission to draft permanent rules for dogs.

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