Half of the state’s wolf zones will be closed by this evening after the DNR announced two additional zone closures.
As of 7:00pm today, zones 1 and 5 will now be closed for wolf harvest. Each of those zones is approaching their quota.
Zone 1 is comprised of the Northwest corner of the state, extending southeast to include northern Price County and a portion of Taylor County. While not the largest zone area-wise, it did have the highest quota at 78 wolves. As of last night 76 had been harvested.
Meanwhile, zone 5 is in central Wisconsin and includes most of Wood and Clark Counties. Hunters or trappers had claimed 33 of 34 wolves.
The DNR announces zone closures at least 24 hours in advance. Zone 2 including Oneida, Vilas and western Lincoln County, closed two weeks ago after hunters took 1 more wolf than the quota.
The wolf season is scheduled to run through February.