Hunting and trapping of wolves closed in wolf Zone 1
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources closed Wolf Harvest Zone 1 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2.
Wolf Harvest Zone 1 is the third zone to be closed this season. The harvest of wolves currently remains open in zones 3, 5 and 6. The department will continue to closely monitor the harvest in the remaining zones and does expect zones 5 and 6 to close soon. Wolf hunters and trappers should check daily for additional zone closings.
The state wolf harvest quota for Zone 1 was set at 32 wolves and the closure process was initiated when the 32nd wolf was harvested on Dec. 1, 2012. Wolf hunters and trappers are advised that they can continue to pursue wolves in zones 3, 5 and 6, but are urged to watch zones 5 and 6 closely because both are within two wolves of their quotas.
When additional zones are closed, DNR will announce such closures by news releases, notification on the DNR web site, and on the wolf call-in number, (855) 299-9653. It is the hunter’s and trapper’s responsibility to check for and know about zone closures. The DNR encourages hunters and trappers to check the website or the call-in number daily.
For more information and to view a map of wolf zone closures, visit dnr.wi.gov, and use the search keyword “wolf.”