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DNR restarts hunter safety courses in face of lawsuit

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By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources plans to restart in-person hunter safety courses after a hunter advocacy group sued last week alleging the department has no authority to cancel them during the coronavirus pandemic.

The DNR canceled all in-person instruction in March as the pandemic was seizing the country.

Kansas-based Hunter Nation filed a lawsuit in state court on June 17 alleging the department is denying people the right to hunt.

The DNR announced on Friday that classes will resume on July 13 with a maxium of 50 people per class and social distancing. The announcement didn't mention the lawsuit.

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