MILWAUKEE (AP) — A summit is set this week in northwestern Wisconsin on whether the state should resume control of the growing wolf population.
Advocates who support a return of wolf hunting and trapping seasons will meet Thursday in Cumberland.
Two Wisconsin Republican legislators organized the meeting. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the summit will bring together people from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan who want their states to again regulate wolves.
Great Lakes wolves went off the endangered species list in 2012. But in 2014 a federal judge put wolves in the western Great Lakes back on a list of federal endangered species.
Animal protection groups contend wolves must remain protected. But Wisconsin state Sen. Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst, one of the summit organizers, says wolves are “becoming increasingly more aggressive.”