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      Three wolves killed in Michigan's historic hunting season

      UPDATE 9:30 a.m: According to the Department of Natural Resources website, a total of three wolves have been killed since the wolf hunt began on Friday.


      The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that the first wolf has been taken in the first-ever wolf hunt in Michigan.

      According to the DNR, a male wolf was taken to the Baraga office on Friday. Officials say that the hunter, a Lower Peninsula resident, witnessed a pack of wolves arrive in an open area near the Village of Baraga which is in hunt unit B.

      The hunter was able to shoot and kill the wolf, which weighed in at between 75 and 80 pounds. The wolf was shot and killed on public land, and is believed to be the first wolf taken during the 2013 season. The Department of Natural Resources has a total of wolves taken on their website here. That information is updated each day during the season at 6 a.m.

      There are three hunting regions in the Upper Peninsula during the wolf hunt, with 43 animals scheduled to be taken between November 15 and December 31. Information about the hunting regions and a map can be found on the DNR website.

      A picture of the wolf can be found on the Detroit Free Press website here.