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Wisconsin wolf hunting bill fares badly in court

For Chris Danou, the temptation is too great to resist. “I hate to say ‘I told you so,'” deadpans the Democratic state representative from the village of Trempealeau. “But I told you so.”

Danou, who holds a master’s degree in wildlife biology, tried to rein in what he felt were unwise provisions in Wisconsin’s wolf hunting bill, which sailed through the legislature early this year. He offered and supported amendments to shorten the season and ban hunting at night or with dogs. His amendments failed, except one requiring carcass registration.

A hunter himself, Danou says he’s not philosophically opposed to a state wolf hunt; he just wanted to avoid the problems he foresaw with giving hunters everything they wanted.

“I remember saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for — you overstep and the courts will step in,'” recalls Danou, who ended up voting (PDF) for the final bill, despite its perceived flaws, along with several other Democrats…

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