Groundhogs may soon be open season for Wisconsin hunters

Bill could establish year-round hunting

Groundhogs might be removed from Wisconsin's protected species list, which could make them fair game for hunting.

This is part of a proposal already passed by the Assembly and now set to be reviewed by the Wisconsin state Senate on Tuesday.

It would establish a year-round open hunting and trapping season with no bag limits. 

Supporters of the bill say there are more than enough groundhogs across the state. The woodchucks are notorious for their digging habits, which tear up gardens and undermine building foundations, sidewalks and roads.  

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