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Wolf population drops slightly

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HAYWARD, Wis. -- After Wisconsin's inaugural season of wolf hunting and trapping last fall, the state's wolf population has declined only slightly, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The 2013 Wisconsin wolf count indicates there are a minimum of 809 to 834 wolves in the state, including 215 packs and 15 lone wolves, DNR officials said. The count compares to the 2012 estimate that ranged from 815 to 880 wolves, including 213 packs and 20 lone wolves.

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