The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism stands by its report on the state Department of Natural Resources’ management of the wolf population.
As hunters prepare for Wisconsin’s wolf hunt, some scientists are warning that a proposal to sharply cull the population could destabilize it — just two years after wolves were removed from the federal endangered list.
In March, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources restructured the membership of its species advisory committees, reducing DNR staff, removing university researchers and adding more representatives from external interest groups.
Rep. Chris Danou and others offered amendments to shorten the wolf hunting season and ban hunting at night or with dogs. Most failed.