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Wolf hunt in Värmland comes to a close

Published tisdag 27 januari 2015 kl 16.14
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With the killing of the 24th wolf of the licensed hunt in Värmland this season, the hunt there ended Tuesday afternoon, according to the local Swedish Radio station, as hunters had killed the maximum number of wolves to which they were allowed.

The hunt began on January 16, and the last wolf of the hunt was shot just after 2pm today.

The licensed hunt was first stopped by an administrative court, but later, an appeals court gave it the go-ahead. Tomorrow, the Supreme Administrative Court is expected to say whether they will take up the case.

Fourteen wolves were shot in the southern hunt area, whereas 10 were shot in the north.

"My estimate is that there are 12 - 16 wolves left in the territories that we aimed to empty out," said Gunnar Glöerson of the hunter's association, after it finished.

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