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WY Fish and Game takes comments on proposed wolf quota increases

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to increase the number of wolves hunters can take this fall.

The agency’s proposed hunting quotas for 2014 would allow 46 wolves to be hunted in the trophy game area. That is 20 more than in 2013 but still less than the 2012 harvest of 52 wolves.

“Our quotas are based adaptively on where the wolf population is at, and we ended up with more wolves than we thought this year,” said Dan Thompson, large carnivore section supervisor for the department. “We’re managing for the same number as last year, but we’re increasing quotas because we had more wolves at the end of the year.”

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