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Judge rules state wolf hunters can use dogs

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MADISON - A judge rules Wisconsin wolf hunters can use dogs, but puts restrictions on training those dogs out-of-season.

The decision goes back to a lawsuit filed by a group of humane societies last summer against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. State lawmakers established Wisconsin's first organized wolf hunt last session.

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The humane societies filed their suit last August, arguing the lack of restrictions on hunting use and training of dogs could lead to dog-wolf fights in the woods year-around, forcing the societies to care for injured animals and putting wolf watchers in dangerous situations.

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