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Wolf hunt quotas approved

Wolf hunt quotas approved

 

06/26/2013 UPDATE:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' board has approved kill limits for the state's second wolf hunt.

The DNR proposed a quota of 275 wolves, up from 201 in last year's inaugural hunt. The state's Chippewa tribes would be entitled to up to 115 wolves within the ceded territory.

The DNR would issue 2,750 permits, but that may drop to offset the number of wolves the tribes ultimately decide they want. The Chippewa are fiercely opposed to hunting wolves, though, and chose not to kill any of the 85 they were allotted last year.

The Natural Resources Board approved the package unanimously during a meeting Wednesday in Wausau.

The hunt is scheduled to begin in mid-October and run through the end of February or until the kill limits are reached.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Wisconsin wildlife officials are asking their board to let hunters and trappers kill more wolves this year.

The Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday finalized their proposed kill quotas for the state's second wolf season, setting the mark at 275 wolves.

The state's Chippewa tribes are entitled to half of the quota for the ceded territory, which means nontribal hunters and trappers would be able to kill 160 wolves statewide.

The DNR would issue 2,750 permits, up from 2,010 last year. The Natural Resources Board is expected to vote on the quotas at a June 26 meeting in Wausau.

Hunters and trappers killed 117 wolves during last fall's hunt. The DNR estimates as many as 834 wolves roamed the state last winter.

 

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