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Testimony In Fed. Court Over Wolf Hunt
Federal Judge Barbara Crabb of Madison told attorneys on both sides to submit their final legal briefs by Monday. The judge will issue her ruling after that, although it’s not clear as to when.
Six Chippewa tribes want to shine deer at night in much of northern Wisconsin under their long-time treaty rights. The state has been able to ban practice since the late 1980’s in the name of safety. But the tribes now say it’s a moot point – because the D-N-R allowed wolf hunters to shoot at night for the first time this fall.
Thursday the tribes attempted to show that it’s safer to hunt deer after dark than it is to hunt wolves. D-N-R safety specialist Tim Lawhern testified that shining deer makes the animals freeze – while wolves run away when they’re exposed to light.
(Thanks Wheeler News-Learfield Data)