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Only one grey wolf shot during deer hunt

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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.

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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.

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