A Boyd, Wis., hunter who killed a wolf the first day of the Wisconsin season says he received death threats soon after posting a report of his kill on Facebook.
Dennis Nitz shot his wolf on the first day of Wisconsin's season, Monday.
The wolf was a male, weighing 72 pounds.
Nitz had set traps and also was hunting from a blind, using a distressed rabbit call.
For a full accounting of Nitz's hunt, and the death threats he says he received,
read a story by Paul Smith, outdoors editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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DNR says lake's walleye population is healthy.
Anglers targeting walleye must use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught. The DNR's rules are intended to conserve walleyes, while providing some action for anglers.
The DNR is concerned about the potential impacts of invasive carp in the Minnesota River watershed and has several projects in the works.
Smith, 44, will oversee a $38 million annual budget and a staff of 250, including more than 200 conservation officers.