A final sliver of Lincoln County open to wolf hunting has now closed for the season.
The state DNR has announced the closing of Zone 6 effective at 5 PM today. The zone begins at highway 64 in Southern Lincoln County and stretches down to the Illinois border.
Kurt Thiede, DNR Lands Division Administrator says, “The harvest trend in Zone 6 had been slow during the initial wolf season. But harvest picked up during the deer season, with half the quota harvested during that time.”
Zone 2 was by far the largest area-wise in the state and those hunters took all 18 wolves allotted. Statewide 94 wolves have been harvested in this initial season.
Of the six original zones, 5 have closed, with only zone 3 remaining open. Zone 3 runs through portions of Taylor and Price county west to the Minnesota border.