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Key Lesson From the First Hunt: Harvesting Wolves May be Easier Than Anticipated

posted Dec 13, 2012, 6:56 PM by chloe owens

11/30/12, University of Wisconsin-Madison NEWS

Key lesson from the first hunt: Harvesting wolves may be easier than anticipated

One of the early lessons from Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt in decades is that shooting or trapping wolves is easier than wildlife management experts had expected…”The problem really is what do you expect from your wolf population…Do you want it to be just a relic population, like a museum piece? Or do you really want wolves to have some sort of role in those northern ecosystems? In my mind, that’s kind of the key question that we haven’t answered yet.”