Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Begins Monday

By KBJR News 1

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October 14, 2012 Updated Oct 14, 2012 at 5:53 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) --- Wisconsin's Wolf hunt will begin Monday, marking the transition from wolf recovery to wolf management in the state.

Between opening day and Feb. 28, 2013, up to 1,160 state licensed hunters and trappers will take to the field.

There are more than 850 wolves in Wisconsin.

Up to 201 wolves can be harvested this season, 85 of which are reserved for Native American tribes within the ceded territory of northern Wisconsin.

DNR conservation wardens say the goal of the wolf hunts is to reduce the wolf population to a more biologically and socially acceptable level.

Jennifer Walch
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