Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced a proposed wolf hunting and trapping rule.
The Harvest proposal is a preliminary suggestion for a range of quotas totaling between 142 and 233 wolves.
Chippewa tribes may make a declaration of up to 50% of the final quota within the Ceded Territory.
The proposed number of state hunting and trapping licenses assumes a 20% succes rate, which equals five times the final quota.
The department has begun and will continue consulting with tribes in developing these rules.
Harvest zones would then close when the quota is reached.
The proposed wolf zones are intended to manage for a sustainable wolf population and will take into account areas of the state that may be more or less sutiable for wolves.
The department is looking for feedback on this proposal.
There will be wolf information meetings with an open house visiting for DNR staff at 6 p.m. and presentations will begin at 7 p.m.
Questions and/or comments will follow.
June 6, Spooner: Spooner High School Auditorium, 801 Cty. Hwy. A
June 8, Black River Falls: Black River Falls Middle School Auditorium, 1202 Pierce St.
June 14, Fond du Lac: UW-Fond du Lac Auditorium, 400 University Dr.
June 15, Rhinelander: James Williams MiddleSchool Auditorium, 915 Acacia Lane