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Wis. DNR payments for wolf damage on rise

The amount of money paid to those who have lost animals to wolves in Wisconsin is growing along with the wolf population. The payments are made by the state Department of Natural Resources for loss of cattle, horses and pets. The DNR says it's paid animal owners about $215,000 so far this year.
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Since 1985, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has shelled out $1.5 million to people for damage inflicted by wolves – mostly damage to cattle, horses and pets, the Associated Press reports. That number is growing along with the wolf population, the AP says.

Like the upcoming wolf hunt in Minnesota, the Wisconsin hunt has been controversial. Among those opposing it are the Wisconsin Chippewa tribes.

Here's more info on the gray wolf in Wisconsin from the state's DNR.

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