CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wolf hunt area northwest of Cody is closed now that hunters have killed the local limit of four wolves.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department closed Hunt Area One on Wednesday.

Wyoming's first wolf hunting season since the federal government reintroduced wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem in the 1990s is almost over. The season is scheduled to end Monday.

The statewide limit for the hunt season is 52 wolves. As of Wednesday, hunters had killed 40 wolves since the season began in October.