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State shutters wolf hunting in McCall-Weiser zone

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BOISE, Idaho. - State wildlife officials are shutting down wolf hunting in another area of the state.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed the McCall-Weiser wolf zone Monday. The limit for the west-central territory is 15 wolves.

It's the second hunting zone to be closed by agency officials this month. Last week, the Upper Snake wolf zone was closed after hunters reached the 12-wolf quota.

So far, hunters in Idaho have bagged 97 wolves, and some other zones are nearing limits, but other areas are proving difficult for hunters. In the Lolo zone in the north, hunters have taken just five wolves, with a limit there of 27. Hunters have only taken two wolves in the Salmon zone, where the limit is 16.

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