MADISON - A wolf-hunting zone in Northeast Wisconsin has become the first in the state to close this season.
The Department of Natural Resources has closed Zone 2 as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. The closure process was initiated when a 26th wolf was reported as killed in the zone. The quota for Zone 2 is 28 wolves.
Zone 2 includes parts of Menominee, Oconto, Marinette, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Taylor, Price, Oneida, Vilas and Iron counties.
The wolf hunt is divided into six zones, each with its own limit. Each zone will remain open until the limit is reached or until the end of February, whichever comes first.
Wisconsin hunters have already killed 95 wolves this season, putting them sharply ahead of last year's pace.
The state Department of Natural Resources set a quota of 251 wolves this season. The agency says 95 were killed as of Tuesday, the seventh day of the hunt. That's about twice the pace at which wolves were killed last year, the state's inaugural wolf-hunt season.
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