Bow and arrow, crossbow and gun were allowed to be used in the state's first wolf hunt in years. It took place in parts of the U.P. and started November 15th and now the season is officially over. The hunt lasted 45 days and 1,200 licenses were allocated. The D.N.R. says in all 23 were killed. Backers of the wolf hunt say this was needed to help control the population. The say there were reports wolves had become a threat to people. Critics contend it was unnecessary and amounted to the killing of animals for no good reason. They are in the process of rounding up signatures in hopes a statewide vote on the issue will prevent any more wolf hunts from taking place.