Computerized lottery to be held to determine who takes part in wolf huntOutdoor News
-- A computerized lottery will be held tomorrow to decide who gets to take part in Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt.
A computerized lottery will be held tomorrow to decide who gets to take part in Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt. Just over 20-thousand hunters have applied 11-hundred-60 permits. Most applicants are from the Badger State, but almost a dozen are from California. And others from as far away as Texas and Florida have applied. Those selected in tomorrow’s lottery will be notified next week – and those not chosen will get the first chance at permits next year. Hunters can trap-and-shoot 116 wolves from mid-October through the end of February. As of right now, wolf hunters cannot use dogs to lure the grey wolves. Environmentalists and animal rights’ groups say it would lead to violence between the dogs-and-wolves – and a Dane County judge agreed to ban the use of hunting dogs until the groups’ lawsuit can be fully considered. The state D-N-R wants the lawsuit to be dropped completely, and a court hearing on that is set for Friday in Madison.