April 18, 2014

DNR offers wolf hunt plan

The state Department of Natural Resources is out with its final proposal for a wolf hunt in Wisconsin. The plan from the DNR would allow hunters to harvest up to 201 wolves this fall, with the state issuing just over 2,000 permits to hunt the animals across six zones.

The state Legislature approved a wolf hunt earlier this year after the federal government handed over management of the population to Wisconsin. Wolves have become a growing problem for farmers and land owners in the state, especially in northern areas where they have attacked livestock and pets. The DNR estimates there are at least 800 of the animals in the state right now.

The Natural Resources Board is expected to vote on the plan when it meets July 17th.