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Idaho closes another wolf hunting area

Tue., Feb. 2, 2010, 8:24 a.m.

BOISE — State wildlife managers say another Idaho wolf hunting zone has been shut down after hunters filled a state quota.

The Department of Fish and Game has closed the Middle Fork zone, where the limit of 17 wolves was reached Monday. Five other hunting zones have also been shuttered for the same reason.

The wolf season closed in the Southern Mountains zone and in the Palouse-Hells Canyon zone in December. In November, the season closed in the Dworshak-Elk City zone, in the McCall-Weiser zone in west central Idaho and in the Upper Snake zone in eastern Idaho.

Hunters have claimed 146 of the predators in Idaho.

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