Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Hunters and trappers have exceeded the state’s wolf kill target by almost 100 animals.
Registration data the State Department Of Natural Resources released Thursday morning shows hunters and trappers have killed 213 wolves, blowing past the state kill target of 119.
The hunt began Monday and was supposed to run through Sunday but the DNR shut it down yesterday afternoon as it became clear hunters would exceed the target.
Randy Johnson DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Said, “A relatively small percentage over the quota and so I would say there’s a low concern at the population level of any significant effects.”
The number of wolves taken could increase even more because hunters have 24 hours to register their harvest.
The DNR estimates about 1,000 wolves roam the state.