Four wolves were taken in Wisconsin on Saturday, and two more on Sunday, making 18 killed so far in the Wisconsin season that began Oct. 15.
Eight of the harvested animals were taken by trap, with the remainder felled by gun.
None of the animals wore research collars.
Eleven of the wolves were males, seven females.
Three were taken in Vilas County, and three in Bayfield County.
So far, Wisconsin has sold 704 resident and six non-resident licenses.
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The Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday morning it is reversing its earlier decision to ban live bait for most Mille Lacs anglers beginning with the May 14 opener.
DNR says lake's walleye population is healthy.
Anglers targeting walleye must use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught. The DNR's rules are intended to conserve walleyes, while providing some action for anglers.
The DNR is concerned about the potential impacts of invasive carp in the Minnesota River watershed and has several projects in the works.
Smith, 44, will oversee a $38 million annual budget and a staff of 250, including more than 200 conservation officers.