An iconic American endangered species is at the heart of a political war in Wisconsin


MAYBE IT WAS THE HEAT THAT AFTERNOON IN MADISON, or maybe it was sheer exhaustion as the meeting approached its sixth hour. Either way, tempers were flaring.

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, a politically appointed body that advises the state’s natural resources agency, met on Aug. 11, 2021, to debate a seemingly narrow question: How many wolves should hunters be allowed to kill during the upcoming hunting season?

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