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DNR sets target quota for first wolf hunt

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MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released its plan for this fall’s wolf hunt.

Those hunters will be allowed to take 201 animals, with the number of hunters limited to 10 times the quota. That means Wisconsin will license two thousand-10 hunters for the season. Ecologists say they weren’t comfortable with a higher quota for this, the hunt’s first year. The state will be divided into six zones, with quotas larger in the north where there are more wolves living.

Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes can reserve up to half the total quota for their members in the ceded territory. That’s basically the northern one-third of the state. The Natural Resources Board will discuss the plan two weeks from today. 

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