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Wolf hunting, trapping season to end Sunday

Published On: Dec 22 2012 05:21:55 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 23 2012 01:06:01 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin's inaugural wolf season is set to close Sunday afternoon, as hunters and trappers are on the verge of reaching the statewide quota.

Five of the six wolf-harvest zones are already closed. The last one shuts down Sunday at 5 p.m.

The state Department of Natural Resources said hunters and trappers in Zone 3 are within one of the quota. DNR spokesman Kurt Thiede said the agency will close the zone to avoid over harvest.

The wolf harvest quota for Zone 3 was 18 wolves. The 17th wolf was harvested Friday.

The overall goal was to harvest 116 wolves during this year's hunt, which began Oct. 15. It was set to close Feb. 28 or when harvest goals were reached.

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