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In win for hunters' group, judge orders gray wolf hunt to begin in Wisconsin

In a victory for a pro-hunting group, a judge in Wisconsin ruled the state must hold a gray wolf hunt this month, despite the animal only being removed from the endangered list several weeks ago. In their lawsuit filed on Feb. 2 the hunters had cited concern over President Joe Biden’s intent to review the delisting, saying “There is a substantial possibility that Wisconsinites’ time to hunt wolves is limited.”

Judge Bennett Brantmeier in a ruling from the bench in Wisconsin Circuit Court for Jefferson County granted the plaintiff Hunter Nation’s petition for a writ of mandamus. Case minutes say Brantmeier directed the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to “follow their duty” to hold the hunt.

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