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Only one grey wolf shot during deer hunt

outdoors River Falls,Wisconsin 54022
Hudson Star Observer
Only one grey wolf shot during deer hunt
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Wisconsin deer hunters shot only one grey wolf this fall, down from nine a year ago.

The Department of Natural Resources says it's probably because the federal government removed the wolf from the endangered species' list in March.

That gave Wisconsin and other states the right to manage grey wolves themselves.

Adrian Wydeven of the DNR said there's a better mechanism in place for landowners to get rid of problem wolves themselves.

They couldn't do it when the wolves were on the endangered list. Besides the nine killed a year ago, experts say there were probably others hunters succeeded in hiding.

Environmental groups are still trying to restore the wolves' endangered status. They've gone to court for a second time after a previous effort failed.