Fourth wolf hunting zone to close in Wisconsin

By KBJR News 1

Fourth wolf hunting zone to close in Wisconsin

November 4, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 7:48 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Another wolf hunting zone in Wisconsin will close after reaching the harvest quota.

Zone 4 located in Lincoln, Langlade, Oconto and southern portions of Marinette Counties will be closed to hunters and trappers starting at 6pm on Tuesday, November 5th.

This is the fourth harvest zone to close in Wisconsin along with Zones 1, 2 and 5. Wolf hunters and trappers can continue to pursue wolves in Zones 3 and 6.

The state wolf harvest quota for Zone 4 was set at 12 wolves with the closure process initiated when 11 wolves were reported as harvested.

“Our ultimate goal is to harvest 251 wolves, distributed across the landscape,” says David MacFarland, DNR large carnivore specialist. “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.”

So far, 193 wolves have been harvested during the 2013-2014 wolf hunting season.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns