Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

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Heard On Route 51

This week our focus will be on Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt. Guests will be: Kurt Thiede, Division Administrator of Lands for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Mike Wiggins, Chair of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Thiede is a Medford native who administers the DNR’s Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Management, Endangered Resources, and Facilities and Lands programs. Wiggins has criticized the wolf hunt plan, and asked for additional areas to be set aside as sanctuaries for the animal. Application for wolf hunting licenses opens August 1st and closes August 31st. The DNR has set a kill quota of 201 wolves in an effort to reduce the size of the state’s population. Thursday’s Route 51 program will feature testimony from hunters, ranchers, environmentalists and biologists recorded at the July 17th Natural Resources Board special meeting on the subject in Stevens Point.