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The wolf hunt is over, but a judge rules dogs can be used

Gray wolf
Gray wolf

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s wolf hunt wrapped up already, but a Madison judge has ruled that hunters can use dogs in future hunts; however they cannot be trained to go after wolves. 

A group of humane societies filed a lawsuit before the hunt started; claiming DNR rules about the use of dogs didn’t protect the animals from wolves. 

Dane County Circuit Judge Peter Anderson ruled Friday that the Wisconsin DNR had an obligation to modify the existing rule.  

The judge issued an injunction on the use of hunting dogs before the hunt started. 

Hunters took 117 wolves in the hunt that started in October and wrapped up in December.

It was scheduled to go through February.