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Wisconsin DNR defies board, reduces fall wolf quota

Oct 05, 2021 06:12AM ● By Editor
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By Todd Richmond from WDIO-TV - October 4, 2021

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have scaled back the number of wolves hunters can kill during the state's fall season in defiance of the board that controls the agency.

The DNR had originally proposed setting the quota at 130 wolves. The department's policy board bumped that up to 300 wolves in August. But the department announced Monday that the quota is 130 wolves. The state's Chippewa tribes have the right to claim up to half of those wolves.

The DNR says the tribes have claimed 56 animals, leaving the working quota for state-licensed hunters at 74. The hunt is slated to begin Nov. 6.
 

To see the original post and read related stories, follow this link to the WDIO-TV website. https://www.wdio.com/wisconsin-news/wisconsin-dnr-reduces-fall-wolf-quota/6259976/

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