CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's wolf hunting season ends Monday.

Hunters are allowed to kill a total of 52 wolves.  43 animals were taken by Friday afternoon, the latest update available from the state.

It's Wyoming's first wolf hunting season since the federal government reintroduced wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem in the 1990s.

Besides those taken during hunting season, 25 wolves have been killed around Wyoming this year because they were considered predators.