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Wolf Hunt Exceeds Quota

27 Dec News

Wisconsin wolf hunters and trappers went slightly over the quota this season.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said yesterday the 2013 season ended with 257 wolves harvested. That’s six animals over the 251-wolf limit.

The sixth and last zone to close was Zone 3, covering a narrow swath of northwestern Wisconsin. That zone closed at 5 p.m. Monday.

The quota for Zone 3 was 71 wolves and the closure was initiated when wolf 64 was killed Saturday. Hunters ended up taking 75 wolves in that zone, four over the quota.

Wisconsin’s wolf season was to run through the end of February unless hunters reached their statewide limit.

The 2012 to 2013 season ended two months early on December 23rd as well after hunters exceeded their 116-wolf limit by one animal.