Natural Resources Board to vote on wolf hunt rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Natural Resources Board is poised to vote on rules for Wisconsin's new wolf hunt.

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill earlier this year that calls for the Department of Natural Resources to set a wolf season that runs form Oct. 15 through the end of February. The legislation sets up permit fees and allows hunters to use dogs and traps and hunt at night. The measure left the total harvest and permit limits to the DNR.

The agency has proposed rules that set the harvest limit at 201 wolves across six management zones. The agency would give out 2,010 permits.

The board is set to vote on the rules at a meeting in Stevens Point on Tuesday.


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  • by statman on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    If i get a tag i will shoot 2 or 3 wolves. Oh wait...i dont need a piece of paper to say i can kill a wolf..shoot all of them.
  • by Me Location: Here on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    If they are going to allow you to hunt at night, are they going to allow you to use lighting? You can hunt Coyotes at night, too, but get caught using a flashlight and you've broken a law...unless they changed the rules. Glad to see the stereotypes of the "Indians" has changed so much, not.
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      by google eyes on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM in reply to Me
      A flashlight may be used 1) while shooting coyote, raccoon, fox, or unprotected species at the point of kill while hunting on foot, or 2) to find your way. Flashlight means a battery operated light designed to be carried and held by hand. Been that way for as long as I can remember.. Don't know for sure where the wolf legislation will fit in.
  • by GM Location: Black River Falls on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    I agree with Anon. I think they should be given those tags but if there isn't a certain percentage harvested the tags should be given to other hunters/trappers. Wolf Lover I'm not sure where this guy was that took 15 years to get a hour of footage?? On the East side of Black River Falls you can see wolves on a daily basis if you just spend a little time out there.. Every wolf that we have came in contact with have no fear of us at all and that is what makes them dangerous.. Goodluck to all the hunters and trappers that are fortunate to get a tag.
  • by wolf lover on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    good luck with the hunt. it took a guy 15 years to capture an hour long video on wolves in wisconsin, i doubt they are gonna find any wolves in 4 monthes. wolves dont like humans, they stay far away from humans. people would sooner get lost than find a wolf.
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      by Tony on Jul 17, 2012 at 09:52 AM in reply to wolf lover
      Been fairly easy to hunt them in Canadia, shot one each year I hunted there.
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      by David on Jul 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM in reply to wolf lover
      If I get a tag I'll be finished by noon, opening day. If it took that guy 15 years to get a 1-hour video, he's not very good at what he does.
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      by ROK on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM in reply to wolf lover
      if its going to be so hard to get a wolf, why are the wolf lovers so against the hunt?
  • by ANON on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:39 AM
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      by greg on Jul 17, 2012 at 09:43 AM in reply to ANON
      This is just more money For the DNR The people could do this on there own
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