Notice of Preliminary Hearing on Statement of Scope
The Department of Natural Resources announces that it will hold a preliminary public hearing on the revised Statement of Scope SS 045-21 relating gray wolf harvest regulations. In accordance with s. 227.136, Wis. Stats., the DNR is seeking public comment and feedback on Statement of Scope SS 045-21 at the time and virtual location shown below.
Hearing Information
Date:   June 7, 2021
Time:   1:00 p.m.  
Virtual Location Link: Online through Zoom or by phone.
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Meeting ID: 898 0131 3414
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Rule Information:
This is a statement of scope for a proposed emergency and permanent rules; no rule has yet been drafted.
The proposed rule would revise gray wolf harvest regulations. The department initially held a preliminary public hearing for SS 027-21 on April 23, 2021. Subsequently, the department decided to amend the statement of scope. The amended statement of scope includes the following additions; exploring establishing consistent shooting hours for wolf hunting, shortening the registration window for successful wolf harvesters and establishing zone specific tags.
For the hearing or visually impaired, non-English speakers, or those with other personal circumstances which might make communication at the meeting/hearing difficult, DNR will, to the maximum extent possible and with reasonable advance notice, provide aids including an interpreter, or a non-English, large-print, or recorded version of hearing documents. To access these resources, please contact the email address or phone number listed below as soon as possible.
Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments
The public has the opportunity to testify at the hearing. Registration will take place at the hearing by completing a Hearing Appearance form, which is available here. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, please download and complete the fillable Hearing Appearance form and send it to
Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before June 7, 2021. Written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail, E-mail, or through the internet and will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearing. Written comments and any questions on the proposed rules should be submitted to:
Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Scott Karel
P.O. Box 7921
101 S. Webster Street,
Madison, WI 53707-7921
The Statement of Scope may be reviewed, and comments made at
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