Wyoming game commission OKs wolf hunting season

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a wolf hunting season this fall that allows for hunters to take up to 58 wolves.

The quota is up from the 44 wolves that were allowed to be hunted last year.

There are about 350 wolves roaming Wyoming. About 210 are in areas where the state manages their numbers with hunting.

State game managers want to see that 210 number brought down to about 160.

Changes approved Wednesday by the commission meeting in Laramie include allowing hunters to kill up to two wolves.

Wolf hunting continues to be prohibited in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, the National Elk Refuge near Jackson and on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Neighboring Montana and Idaho also have established wolf hunting seasons.

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