Another Northern Wolf Zone has been closed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources during the first annual wolf hunt.
Over the weekend, officials closed zone 1 which encompasses the northern half of Price County and extends Northwest towards Superior. Hunters and trappers in the zone harvested 32 wolves, which was the quota. The zone closing went into effect at the end of the day yesterday.
Zones 2 and 4 had previously been closed. The three closed zones make up the northern 1/3 of the state. Zone 4 reached its quota of 5 wolves, and Zone 2 was took in 18 wolves. Statewide, hunters have taken 102 wolves.
The DNR broke the state into 6 zones, each with a specific quota. The hunting season lasts through February 28, however any zone can be closed as it approaches its assigned quota. The DNR notes that it is the hunter or trapper’s responsibility to know the closure status of the zone in which they are in.