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Wolf hunting season ends in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's second wolf hunting season is now history.  

It ended late Monday, as the last of six zones approached its quota.  

The DNR said 69 wolves were taken in Zone 3, which covers parts of six counties in northwest Wisconsin. The harvest was two short of the quota for that region of 71.

Five other zones were closed by early November, as hunters and trappers reached those quotas just three weeks into the wolf season. This year's statewide quota was 251 animals, 135 more than the inaugural hunt a year ago.  

Both seasons ended on December 23rd -- even though they had been scheduled to run through the end of February. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)