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Wisconsin hunters kill 216 wolves in less than 60 hours, sparking uproar

Kills quickly exceeded statewide limit, forcing the state to end the hunting season early

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Hunters and trappers in Wisconsin killed 216 gray wolves last week during the state’s 2021 wolf hunting season – more than 82% above the authorities’ stated quota, sparking uproar among animal-lovers and conservationists, according to reports.

The kills all took place in less than 60 hours, quickly exceeding Wisconsin’s statewide stated limit of 119 animals.

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State authorities had a total culling goal of 200 wolves, in an attempt to stabilize their population. As Native American tribes claimed a quota of 81 wolves, this left 119 for the state-licensed trappers and hunters. Because the tribes consider wolves sacred, they typically use their allotment to protect, not kill, them.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/03/wisconsin-hu...
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