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Hunters kill more wolves than expected


La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) ---- Wisconsin's Wolf Season is off to a faster start compared to last year's first season.      

As of today  hunters have killed 95 wolves.  The state department of natural resources set a quota of 251 wolves this season.        

In just the seventh day of the four month hunt hunters are killing wolves at twice the pace of last year.  Hunters killed 117 wolves in 20-12. 

The DNR estimated that last winter's wolf population was as high as 834 animals.  The agency is trying to reduce the population to 350.  The wolf hunt is scheduled until February, but will close once the quota is reached.

Zone 2 in Northeast Wisconsin is closing Wednesday because the quota was met.

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