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Trapping most effective on wolves: Wydeven

By Kurt Krueger

WOLVES became fair game Monday for the first time in more than 50 years, the hope being that a public harvest season will effectively curb a gray wolf population that is three times higher than planned.

Successful permit applicants totaling 1,160 will have 136 days to harvest a wolf through hunting or trapping, the season ending Feb. 28, 2013.

The state has set a harvest quota of 201 wolves from the estimated 850 wolves that were roaming the state last winter, but only 116 animals can be taken this year by nontribal trappers and hunters.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:39 PM

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