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Wisconsin, Minnesota ready for first wolf hunts

Hunters in Wisconsin and Minnesota are gearing up to take on the ultimate predator in the states' first organized wolf-hunting seasons.

Wisconsin's season begins Oct. 15 and runs through the end of February. Minnesota's season opens Nov. 3.

The states established wolf seasons earlier this year after President Barack Obama's administration removed Great Lakes wolves from the endangered species list.

Animal advocates complain the wolf populations aren't strong enough to support a hunt, but farmers in both states have long complained about wolves attacking livestock.

Hunters will have their work cut out for them.

Montana hunting guide Bud Martin says wolves are the most elusive animal he's ever hunted.

He says most hunters will come back with nothing.

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