KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Due to a lower estimate of the number of wolves in southeast Alaska, state and federal managers have reduced the combined limit for the federal subsistence and state general hunts to nine wolves in the area.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports that In Game Management 2, the area that include Prince of Wales Island and its adjacent islands, the state wolf hunting season will run for just 10 days, if at all. If all nine wolves are killed during subsistence hunting and trapping seasons, which begin in September and November, the state season will be closed.

Officials estimate the wolf population in the area dropped from 221 wolves in fall 2013 to 89 wolves in autumn 2014.