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Wis. committee to hold hearing on woodchuck season

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- -

The public will get a chance to sound off on a bill that would establish a woodchuck hunting season in Wisconsin.

   The state Assembly's Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the measure for April 24 in the state Capitol.

   The bipartisan measure would remove woodchucks from the state protected species limit and establish a season that would run from March 1 through Dec. 31. People with a small game or trapping license would be allowed to take an unlimited number.

   The bill's supporters say the state's woodchuck population has grown and the animals are digging up the landscape.

   Iowa, Michigan and Illinois all have woodchuck seasons.

 

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