DNR sets quota for wolf seasonOutdoor News
-- The state DNR has set a preliminary quota of 142-to-233 grey wolves for the new hunting-and-trapping season that’s scheduled to begin in October.
The state DNR has set a preliminary quota of 142-to-233 grey wolves for the new hunting-and-trapping season that’s scheduled to begin in October.
Wildlife manager Bill VanderZouwen said his agency is trying to be conservative for the initial hunt, to make sure a long-time recovery of the grey wolf in the Badger State continues. The state had around 800 wolves as of last winter. The DNR’s recovery goal was 350 outside of Indian reservations. The Legislature and governor approved the wolf hunt earlier this year, after the animal was removed from the federal endangered species’ list. The season would run from mid-October through February in about the northern quarter of the state, as well as a zone in west central Wisconsin.
The DNR is establishing seven wolf harvest zones. Public hearings are being held on the new season before it gets final approval from the Natural Resources Board.
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