Almost 40 Wolves Killed So Far in Wis. Wolf Hunt

By KBJR News 1

Almost 40 Wolves Killed So Far in Wis. Wolf Hunt

October 30, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM CDT

Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Within two weeks of Wisconsin's wolf hunt, 39 wolves have already been harvested by hunters with some zones almost reaching their limits.

According to the Wisconsin DNR, in Zone 4, out of the five wolves that can be harvested, three have already been killed. In Zone 2, half of the 20 wolf quota has already been reached.

The DNR may close a wolf harvesting zone to both wolf hunting and trapping if the season quota in a particular zone is likely to be reached prior to the end of the season.

At the beginning of the season, 1,100 hunters were given permits to kill 116 wolves.

The Wisconsin wolf hunting season started on October 15th and is expected to end on February 28th.

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