Down to one
Harvest zones for Wisconsin wolf hunters and trappers have dropped down to one after reaching 78 percent of the total 2013 wolf harvest season quota. In a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources annonced Wolf Harvest Zone 6 closed effective Thursday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Since the season opened two weeks ago on October 15 only zone 3 remains open to wolf hunter's and trappers.
According to the DNR zone 3 is at 23 percent of its quota of 71 wolves to be harvested. "So we urge hunters and trappers to be aware and be sure to check the web or call-in number before heading out,” said David MacFarland, DNR large carnivore specialist. The DNR holds hunter's and trapper's responsible for knowing what zones are open or closed for the season.
“Our ultimate goal is to harvest 251 wolves, distributed across the landscape,” said MacFarland. “The harvest zones are a tool by which we attempt to direct the harvest to achieve desired outcomes…This is our second season, and we continue to learn information about harvest success that will be valuable in future management decisions.”- Danielle Moe with information from the Wisconsin DNR
Call 1-855-299-9653 or visit http://dnr.wi.gov/ for up to date zone information.