By The Daily News Staff
& The Associated Press
At least six wolves have been killed during Michigan's wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources updated the results this morning. The wolf season started Friday and runs through December, unless 43 are killed before the end of the year.
It's the first hunt in Michigan since the wolf was placed on the endangered species list nearly 40 years ago. A total of 1,200 people are licensed to participate with firearm, crossbow or bow and arrow.
The DNR estimates the state's wolf population at 658.
DNR regulations create three Wolf Management Units (WMU):
- WMU A in Gogebic County in the far western Upper Peninsula has a target harvest of 16 wolves
- WMU B in portions of Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties has a target harvest of 19 wolves
- WMU C in portions of Luce and Mackinac counties has a target harvest of 8 wolves.
One wolf has been harvested in WMU A, four in WMU B and one in WMU C, officials said.
Bag limit is one wolf per person per year.