A federal court hearing on the Wisconsin wolf hunt has been scheduled for October 29th. Six Chippewa tribes filed suit last month arguing the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers the wolf population – an animal the tribes consider to be sacred. U-S District Judge James Peterson will hear arguments on the tribes’ request for a preliminary injunction that would stop the November hunt. The Chippewa say they want to protect the wolves and they point out that hunters far surpassed the state’s quota of 119 last February – almost doubling it.

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