- In April, Governor Scott Walker signed a bill authorizing a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
This month, the Wisconsin DNR is traveling across the state to get input on rules.
You can have your say tonight at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander. This is the last of four public meetings before this fall's wolf hunt.
The DNR held a science committee meeting today to prepare. Tonight, they'll take input on hunting zones, permit levels and quotas.
Bill Vander Zouwen, the DNR Wildlife and Landscape Ecology Chief, says "Some of the people that come to the meetings have a lot of expertise in that because it's a big part of their lives. They'll be regulated as a result of the rules, so we need to hear from them."
Eric Kones of the Cattlemen's Association is concerned the DNR won't issue enough permits - he wants 4500 permits issued and 300 wolves killed the first season.
"I don't know if we're going to get what we want from the DNR itself, but we're going to be speaking to the Natural Resources board as well, and they make the final decision, what's going to happen regarding this harvest."
The open house starts at 6pm, with presentations from the DNR at 7. Comments or questions from the public are welcome.
Story By: Lex Gray