Wolf hunt to end Feb. 24
Star Journal Report
The February Wisconsin wolf harvest season, which started Feb. 22, will end Wednesday, Feb. 24, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Zones 2 (which includes most of Oneida County), 5 and 6 will close at 10 a.m. Feb. 24, followed by zones 1, 3 and 4 at 3 p.m. All other zones have previously been closed.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the federal endangered species list on Jan. 4, returning management authority to the state. During a Feb. 15 special meeting the Natural Resources Board voted for a 119 wolf harvest quota for the state and 81 wolves for the Ojibwe Tribes in accordance with their treaty rights within the Ceded Territory.
As of 3 p.m. Feb. 23, the following harvest numbers have been reported to the DNR:
Zone 1: Quota of 31, harvest of 9
Zone 2: Quota of 18, harvest of 21
Zone 3: Quota of 20, harvest of 16
Zone 4: Quota of 6, harvest of zero
Zone 5: Quota of 27, harvest of 18
Zone 6: Quota of 17, harvest of 18