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DNR proposes quota of between 142 and 233 wolves killed in hunt

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DNR proposes quota of between 142 and 233 wolves killed in hunt

The state Department of Natural Resources is proposing a quota that could see hunters kill between 142 and 233 wolves out of a statewide population of about 1,000 in a fall hunting season that will come just months after the animal was removed from the federal endangered species list.

“I’m personally very comfortable that there is nothing we are proposing that will harm our wolf population in any sustainable sense,” said Tom Hauge, director of the agency’s Bureau of Wildlife Management, in announcing much anticipated details of the controversial hunt Wednesday.

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