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DNR Proposes 130-Wolf Limit For Fall Hunt In Wisconsin

Wildlife Officials Say Recommendation Is Because They're Not Sure What Impact The February Season Had On Population

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This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Dawn Villella/AP Photo

Wisconsin wildlife officials are proposing limiting the number of wolves hunters can kill this fall to 130 animals.

The state Department of Natural Resources’ recommendation comes after a judge forced the department to launch a season in February.

Hunters killed 218 wolves in just four days, blowing past their quota of 119 animals.

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The next wolf season is set to begin in November.

DNR officials said in a memo to the department’s board last week that they want to take a conservative approach to the fall hunt because they’re not sure what impact the February season had on the wolf population.

The board is scheduled to consider the recommendation at a meeting Aug. 11 in Milwaukee.