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213 wolves harvested, number may grow as hunters have 24 hours to report

DNR sets harvest quota of 400 wolves
DNR sets harvest quota of 400 wolves(WBAY)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 8:25 AM CST
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The Wisconsin DNR reports as of 8 a.m. Thursday, 213 wolves have been harvested since the first day of the state’s wolf hunt. That’s 94 more wolves than the limit for non-tribal hunters. The number of wolves harvested is expected to grow as hunters have 24 hours to report killing a wolf. Zones 1,3,4 closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Zones 2,5,6 closed at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The hunt began Monday morning.

Wolf Hunt status
Wolf Hunt status(Wisconsin DNR)

The total harvest quota for the February 2021 season was set at 200 wolves. Fifty-percent of the harvest quota within the ceded territories has been reserved in response to a declaration by the Ojibwe bands. The resulting harvestable quota for state hunters and trappers is 119 wolves. The Associated Press reports hunters exceeded state targets during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 wolf seasons.

The hunt was scheduled to end Feb. 28 if the quota was not met earlier. Hunting and trapping during the closed season/zone carries a forfeiture amount of $303.30.

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