Hunters and trappers in Wisconsin killed 216 gray wolves last week during the state’s 2021 wolf hunting season, more than 82% above the authorities’ stated quota.

The kills all took place in less than 60 hours, quickly exceeding Wisconsin’s statewide stated limit of 119 animals.

The season was also the first to take place in February, the gray wolf’s breeding season.

This is what happens when you strip a species federal protection ...

Wisconsin hunters kill 216 wolves in less than 60 hours, sparking uproar.

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