Wolf season to close today in much of Northwestern WisconsinThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is closing much of Northwestern Wisconsin to wolf hunting and trapping after that area’s season quota was reached.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is closing much of Northwestern Wisconsin to wolf hunting and trapping after that area’s season quota was reached.
Wolf hunting and trapping in Zone 1, which includes all or part of Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Washburn, Sawyer and Price counties, will end at 5 p.m. today. The season quota for the zone was 32 wolves, and the 32nd wolf was harvested on Saturday, the DNR announced. It’s the third zone to be closed this season.
Wolf hunting and trapping continues in three other zones. Wisconsin’s inaugural wolf season opened Oct. 15 and continues through Feb. 28 or until the statewide quota of 116 is reached. Hunters and trappers had harvested 102 statewide as of Saturday evening. For maps of the wolf hunting zones and for more information about the season status, go to dnr.wi.gov and search for the keyword “wolf.”