WI wolf zone one to close; harvest trends steady

By KBJR News 1

WI wolf zone one to close; harvest trends steady

October 29, 2013 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 5:19 PM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- The Wisconsin DNR plans to close wolf harvest zone one, in the northwest part of the state Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Wolf Harvest zone one, includes Douglas, Bayfield Iron Sawyer and Ashland counties.

It's the second zone to be closed in the state's second harvest season.
Hunters have taken 72 of 76 wolves.

“Harvest trends in Zone 1 have been steady with an increased harvest rate over the past few days,” said David MacFarland, DNR large carnivore specialist. “We will be considering harvest trends as we approach quotas in other zones as well."

Statewide, 166 wolves have been harvested.

A total of 251 wolves across Wisconsin can be harvested until February.

Check the status of a wolf zone prior to attempting to hunt or trap a wolf in a zone. Visit Wisconsin DNR

You can also call the telephone reporting system 1-855-299-9653 or contact the DNR call center at 1-888-936-7463.