August 27, 2014

DNR closes wolf hunt in another zone

(Photo: WDNR)

Wisconsin’s first modern wolf hunting season continues to wind down, with the state Department of Natural Resources announcing another one of the six zones will close to hunters and trappers at the end of the day on Sunday.

Wolf Harvest Zone One is the third to be closed in the season that started on October 15th. The agency says the zone will close at 5 pm on Sunday because hunters have harvested the 32 wolf limit for the region, which covers the northwestern tip of Wisconsin.

The agency previously closed zones two and four just before the start of the gun deer hunting season in mid-November, as those zones approached their harvest quotas for the season. Zones Three, Five and Six remain open, although all three are close to reaching quotas. Zones Five and Six are each just two animals away from closing for the year.

Hunters and trappers so far have harvested 102 of the 116 wolf limit set for the season. The season is scheduled to run through February, but will end as harvest limits are reached in each zone.