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Sportsmen seek input on wolf trapping

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MADISON (AP) --  Outdoor lovers will be able to sound off next month on whether the state should impose mandatory classes for wolf trappers.

The Conservation Congress has included an item on its annual spring hearings questionnaire asking if people would support the classes.  The item includes a summary saying that trappers took 52 percent of the wolves killed in 2012 hunt and 63 percent of the wolves killed in the 2013 hunt.

The summary says other user groups such as bird hunters are worried about their dogs getting caught in wolf traps, saying trappers could benefit from mandatory education.

The questionnaire is advisory only.  Imposing mandatory education courses would require legislation.

The spring hearings will take place on April 14th state-wide.

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