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Hunters Approaching Quota in Some Zones

09 Nov News

As the new state wolf hunt approaches its break during deer hunting, area zones are approaching their quotas.

The Wisconsin DNR initially issued 116 permits which were further broken down into 6 zones in the state. Lincoln County was, for the most part divided into 2 zones, divided by the Wisconsin River.

Zone 2 is comprised of the area west of the Wisconsin River and extending throughout much of the northern portion of the state. The quota set for zone 2 was 20 wolves, and hunters have already harvested 15.

The eastern portion of Lincoln County falls into a much smaller zone 4, which is a narrow zone extending east to the UP border. This zone had a quota set at five wolves and 4 have been harvested.

So far statewide, 64 wolves have been taken, mainly from the northern portion of the state, labeled as primary range by the DNR.

The DNR may close a wolf harvesting zone to both wolf hunting and trapping if the season quota in a particular zone is likely to be reached prior to the end of the season. It is the hunter or trapper’s responsibility to determine the closure status of a wolf zone prior to attempting to hunt or trap wolf in that zone.