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Wisconsin hunters killed 90 wolves as of Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. The state plans to end the hunt when 116 wolves have been taken, or Feb. 1, whichever comes first, the AP says.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin hunters have killed 4,400 bears during the 2012 season, the second-highest harvest on record, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. That’s second only to the 5,133 bears registered in 2010.

In Minnesota, Saturday will open the second phase of the state's first wolf hunting season since the animal came off the endangered list last year.

The first phase ended Sunday with 147 wolves killed, fewer than that phase's quota of 200 but double what Department of Natural Resources officials expected, the Associated Press reports.

The second phase, unlike the first, will allow trapping. The DNR set 200 wolves as a quota for the second phase, too.

Minnesota's bear hunting season was Sept. 1 to Oct. 14, and hunters killed more than 2,400, up from about 2,100 in 2011.

In other hunting news, wolves devoured a 17-year-old Minnesota hunter's deer after she shot it and before she could collect it, the Pioneer Press reports.

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Wisconsin opens wolf hunt

Wisconsin's first hunting season since the gray wolf came off the endangered species list begins Monday. Hunters and trappers will be allowed to take 201 wolves by the end of February, although nearly half of those are set aside for tribal members. Unlike their Minnesota counterparts (whose season begins Nov. 3rd), Wisconsinites will be able to hunt at night and use dogs.

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The DNR says it's considering a limited hunting and trapping season this year. The agency says it's trying to ensure the species' long-term survival while also addressing conflicts between wolves and humans. The announcement comes shortly after the federal government said it will remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list.