Wis. DNR reserves 85 wolves for Chippewa tribes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources says Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes can exclusively hunt 85 of the 201 wolves hunters will be allowed to kill this winter.

Under treaties signed in 1837 and 1842, the tribes have the right to harvest 50 percent of the quota for any animal hunted in the so-called ceded territory, which makes up roughly the northern third of the state.

The DNR created rules for the state's new wolf hunt this winter allowing hunters to kill up to 201 wolves, including 167 in the ceded territory.

Under the treaties, the DNR has reserved 85 of the 167 wolves in the ceded territory for the Chippewa tribes. That means non-tribal hunters will be allowed to kill 82 wolves in that area.

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