UPDATE: Board Approves Wis. Wolf Hunt Scope Statement

UPDATED Wednesday, May 23, 2012 --- 3:13 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Natural Resources Board has given state wildlife officials the go-ahead to develop the rules for this fall's wolf hunt.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill this spring authorizing a wolf hunt beginning on Oct. 15. The Department of Natural Resources must flesh out details such as quotas and hunting zone structures.

The governor has given the DNR the green light to start drafting the rules. Agency officials needed approval from the board before they could begin, though.

The board voted 7-0 at a meeting Wednesday in Madison to grant the agency permission to proceed.

The agency hopes to have the rules finished by July. The board and the governor would then have to sign off on them.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 --- 6:40 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Natural Resources Board is set to consider granting state wildlife officials the go-ahead to develop the logistics for this fall's wolf hunt.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill this spring authorizing a wolf hunt beginning on Oct. 15. The Department of Natural Resources now must flesh out details such as quotas and hunting zone structures.

The governor has given the DNR the green light to start drafting the rules. Agency officials still need approval from the board before they can begin, though.

The board is scheduled to vote on whether to grant the agency permission at a meeting Wednesday in Madison.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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