DNR reports 216 wolves harvested by non-tribal hunters

Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 8:25 AM CST
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The Wisconsin DNR reports as of 3:25 p.m. Thursday, 216 wolves have been harvested since the first day of the state’s wolf hunt. That’s 97 more wolves than the limit for non-tribal hunters. Zones 1,3,4 closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Zones 2,5,6 closed at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The hunt began Monday morning.

Wolf hunt status Feb. 25, 2021
Wolf hunt status Feb. 25, 2021(Wisconsin DNR)

The total harvest quota for the February 2021 season was set at 200 wolves. Fifty-percent of the harvest quota within the ceded territories has been reserved in response to a declaration by the Ojibwe bands. The resulting harvestable quota for state hunters and trappers is 119 wolves. The Associated Press reports hunters exceeded state targets during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 wolf seasons.

The hunt was scheduled to end Feb. 28 if the quota was not met earlier. Hunting and trapping during the closed season/zone carries a forfeiture amount of $303.30.

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