Hunters have 30 days to apply for Wis. wolf permit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Hunters and trappers who want to take part in Wisconsin's wolf hunt this fall can soon apply for the necessary permits.

Applications must be submitted between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31. Permits will be awarded by drawing, and successful applicants will be notified by mail. The application fee is $10.

If you apply but you don't get a permit, you'll receive a `preference point' that improves your chances of being selected in future drawings.

The Natural Resources Board established six wolf-harvest zones. Each zone will have a wolf quota, although the quotas are still being finalized.

The state Department of Natural Resources set the overall harvest limit at 201 wolves. The DNR estimates as many as 880 may roam the state.

The season runs from Oct. 15 through Feb. 28.

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  • by True friend of nature Location: Taylor Co. on Jul 27, 2012 at 05:49 AM
    One can only imagine what the count would be if hunters hadn't been shooting every wolf they can for the past few years. Avid hunters who have first hand knowledge of the situation have been doing whats necessary to maintain a sensible balance for some time now. It's about time the DNR got on board.
  • by Anonymous Location: chip co on Jul 26, 2012 at 08:02 PM
    the only good wolf is a dead wolf if you could see the carnage in the holcombe area that 1 family of wolves has done you would scratch your head and ask why they were released in the first place!
  • by Jamie on Jul 26, 2012 at 03:22 PM
    It is about time this hunt happens!
  • by wolf hugga Location: ec on Jul 26, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    *the DNR estimates that AT LEAST 880 wolves roam the state. the DNR count is a minimum count of actual, confirmed, individual adult wolves. its not an attempted estimate of the actual population. you can go on the DNR website and read the report.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 at 06:32 PM in reply to wolf hugga
      too bad whoever is counting the wolves couldn't be in charge of counting the deer herd.
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