Wisconsin wolf hunt begins; animal rights groups file intent to sue

CREATED Oct. 15, 2012

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MADISON- Wisconsin's first organized wolf hunt has started with no kills reported.

Meanwhile, the Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals have filed notice that they plan to sue to get the animal back on the endangered species list in the Great Lakes region.

Wolves were placed on the endangered list in 1974. Those in the Great Lakes were removed earlier this year.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says no hunters reported killing a wolf by early Monday afternoon. However, hunters have 24 hours to report a kill to the agency.

The DNR has set the kill limit for the general public at 116 wolves and made 1,160 permits available through a lottery.Minnesota's wolf hunt opens Nov. 3.