The Wisconsin Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee voted unanimously to pass Assembly Bill 311 , the Hunting Heritage Act sponsored by state Representative Jim Steineke (R-5). AB 311 would encourage the recruitment and retention of hunters and trappers through a multitude of creative initiatives set forth in the bill. This Tuesday, March 6, this bill will come before the full Senate for a vote.
The Senate Natural Resources Committee also voted to support Senate Bill 411 by a 5 to 2 vote. SB 411, sponsored by state Senator Terry Moulton (R-23), authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to establish a season for the hunting of wolves in response to the long-overdue federal delisting of the species from the Endangered Species List. The delisting recognizes the successful recovery of the gray wolf population in the Western Great Lakes Region hunters have served as an essential tool for the management of wildlife throughout this country and this legislation creates a framework for managing the state’s wolf population using this time-tested method. A scientifically regulated hunting season will help to ensure balance between predator and prey populations. SB 411 is also headed to the Senate floor on Tuesday and we encourage members to contact their state Senator and respectfully urge support for SB 411.
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