MADISON (WKOW) -- Hunters will learn next week whether they will be part of this fall's wolf hunt.
Nearly 20,000 people applied for 1,160 permits.
The Department of Natural Resources will use an electronic lottery on Wednesday to pick the winners and they'll be notified the following week.
The hunt will continue despite a ruling that restricts dogs from being used to track wolves.
A judge last month temporarily blocked hunters from using dogs after a group of humane societies accused the DNR of not doing enough to prevent wolf-dog confrontations.
The judge is expected to
consider a DNR motion to dismiss the case Sept. 14.
The DNR plans to send letters to winning applicants alerting them to the dog ban.
Agency officials plan to ask the DNR board later this month for permission to draft dog restrictions.
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