5 wolves killed in first days of Wisconsin wolf hunt
On Monday and Tuesday five wolves were killed in Wisconsin, at the start of the state's first wolf harvest. Despite protests by animal rights groups, Wisconsin hunters will be allowed to kill 201 wolves this winter.
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Conservationists welcomed the restoration of an animal that had been shot, trapped and poisoned to near extinction in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. But ranchers and outfitters contended wolves would prey on livestock and big-game animals targeted by hunters.
Moves by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in recent years to strip wolves in the region of federal protections were blocked by lawsuits by conservationists.