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BOISE, Idaho. - Idaho Department of Fish and Game commissioners may phase in state hunting quotas for wolves as part of efforts to reduce their numbers to 518, about half the estimated 1,000 predators now roaming the state.

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Jim Unsworth, the agency's deputy director, said Wednesday the population goal set a year ago remains "biologically and socially" responsible.

Unsworth says reaching that level may take more than a single year. Wolf hunt quotas are due to be set at the Fish and Game Commission meeting Aug. 17 in Idaho Falls.

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