MADISON (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is telling landowners they can start hunting problem wolves next week.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month removed wolves in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota from the federal endangered species list. Starting Friday, the states can manage their wolf populations on their own.
The DNR plans to send letters out today to about 100 landowners who have had problems with wolves killing livestock telling them that they can obtain permits to hunt wolves on their property. The permits will be valid beginning Friday.
Starting the same day, people also will be allowed to shoot a wolf in the act of attacking personal property without a permit.