Madison
19° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Board to consider scaling back hunting in state parks

Published On: Dec 11 2012 09:02:46 AM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

The state Natural Resources Board will hold a public meeting where officials will reconsider a measure that would open all Wisconsin parks and trails to hunting.

The meeting Tuesday in Madison comes after lawmakers and state agencies received nearly 2,000 emails and letters, the vast majority opposing the so-called Sporting Heritage Bill.

Some people said they wouldn't bring their families to state parks if hunters were around. Others were concerned about whether their pets might step into animal traps.

In response to the backlash, the state Department of Natural Resources has recommended scaling back the measure to exempt about one-third of parks and trails.

The Natural Resources Board will meet to consider the DNR recommendation and also take oral and written comments from the public.

Advertisement
  • NYC fire emergency responders

    @NYPDTransport/Twitter

    Blast, fire rock NYC neighborhood

    An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said.

  • brazil sinkhole bus

    What causes sinkholes

    In March 2015, a sinkhole swallowed a tour bus in northern Brazil. The incident happened near a flooded river. Everyone aboard escaped safely. Take a look at what causes a sinkhole and some other notable sinkholes that have made headlines.

  • red carpet, movies, Hollywood

    iStock/DeniceBreaux

    The new A-list: How much do today's stars make per movie?

    According to a survey conducted of producers, agents and executives by The Hollywood Reporter, there are at least six actors earning as much as $20 million per picture. Click on to see how much today's biggest stars command.

Advertisement