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Monday, May 27th, 2024

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Wisconsin DNR defends lack of population goal in wolf plan

The Wisconsin DNR’s Randy Johnson, pictured here, told the Senate’s sporting heritage committee that a lack of a hard limit gives the agency more flexibility to manage wolves.

Wisconsin wildlife officials defended their decision not to set a hard cap on the state’s wolf population in a new management plan in front of a Republican-controlled legislative committee saying a firm limit doesn’t reflect the complexities of wolf management.
The DNR’s Randy Johnson told the Senate’s sporting heritage committee that a lack of a hard limit gives the agency more flexibility to manage the species, allows packs to fluctuate and gives the population a better chance at maintaining wolf abundance for years to come.

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