February 7, 2016

Hunters kill four wolves in first day of hunt

The state Department of Natural Resources says four grey wolves were killed in the first 24 hours of Wisconsin inaugural hunting season. Those numbers are based on reports from hunters who took advantage of the first day of the season on Monday and runs through February 28th.

The DNR says one animal was taken in the far northwest management zone, one in the mid-northwest zone, one in central Wisconsin, and one in the far northeast. No wolves have been reported shot yet in the southern or mid-northeast zones. Each of the zones established for the hunt has its own quota of wolves that can be killed in the area, with a statewide limit of 116 wolves.

Officials say the wolf hunt will continue, despite a request by two animal rights groups to shut it down.

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