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Wolf hunt nears quota; could end this week

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's first modern-era wolf hunt may end sooner than the state expected.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, hunters have killed 98 wolves. The quota for the season is 116 from six management zones. Zones 2 and 4 closed in mid-November as wolf kills neared the quotas.

The DNR set the hunt to run for five months starting on October 15, but it could end as early as this week if the quota is reached.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports some biologists say wolves might be easier to hunt than people thought.

Hunters killed 20 wolves during this year's gun deer hunting season. The DNR says 18 were killed by hunters with firearms. The other two were taken by trappers using foothold traps.

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