UPDATE: The 2014-2015 wolf harvest season will end on Friday.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources closes Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Friday, 8 a.m. Zone 3 will close tomorrow at noon. At that time, all six wolf harvest zones will be closed for the season.
On Monday of this week the controversial ban on using dogs to track down wolves was lifted. It was thought that the wolf season would end long before now, making the issue of using dogs a moot point. Hunters are not allowed to let their dogs kill the wolves, just track the animals. Even so, some say it’s inhumane because wolves could easily turn on the dogs and the situation could get violent.
The statewide wolf kill quota is 150; that number is currently at 151.