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Natural Resources board asked to increase wolf hunt quota


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials are asking the Department of Natural Resources(DNR) board to let hunters and trappers kill more wolves this year.

The DNR finalized its proposed kill quota on Tuesday, setting the number at 275 wolves.

The Natural Resources Board is expected to vote on the quota at a June 26 meeting in Wausau.

The upcoming 2013 wolf hunt would be the state's second, following last year's inaugural hunt.

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 under the proposed quota.

The DNR would issue 2,750 wolf hunt permits, up from 2,010 last year.



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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