Hunters kill 98 Wisconsin wolves, approach statewide kill limit


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MADISON, Wisconsin — It looks like Wisconsin's third wolf season could be over soon.

The season began on Oct. 15. It's slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.

The Department of Natural Resources says hunters had bagged 98 wolves as of Wednesday, leaving them 52 shy of the statewide quota. The DNR closed four of its six wolf zones over the last week after hunters quickly reached or exceeded zone-specific kill limits.

Hunters can still take 33 wolves in northwestern Wisconsin's Zone 3 and 32 wolves in Zone 6, which encompasses most of the southern two-thirds of the state.

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