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Feds kill pack of 'bold' wolves


TOMAH (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has killed a pack of wolves in western Wisconsin because the animals were becoming too accustomed to humans.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the agency killed six wolves that had staked out a territory in Jackson, Monroe and Juneau counties.

DNR biologist Adrian Wydeven says the agency is looking for one or two more wolves from the pack, known as Bear Bluff. Wydeven says the wolves were showing a lack of fear toward people. He says no human has been attacked, but wolves from the pack have killed three dogs and injured four others this year.

Wydeven tells the La Crosse Tribune that once wolves lose their fear of humans, it's very difficult to change that behavior.

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