The first wolf hunt in decades in Michigan is moving a bit slower than expected.

With just a half month left in the hunting season that began on November 15th, less than half the number of wolves targeted has been taken.  The Department of Natural Resources set 43 as the goal, however only 20 so far have been killed.

The majority of the wolves taken in the central counties of the U-P.  The hunt was ordered after complaints wolves were attacking livestock and even pets.  It was limited to 7 counties in the Upper Peninsula.  More than two thousand hunters received permits to participate in the kill.

No word yet on what happens if the 43 animals targeted are not killed.  Some speculate that either the hunting season will be extended or the numbers for subsequent hunts will increase.