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Wolf hunt season wrapping up, only 9 wolves remain, zones closing

Gray wolf
Gray wolf

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - As of this morning, only nine grey wolves could still be taken in Wisconsin’s inaugural hunting season.

The DNR said 107 of the 116 available animals have been either shot-or-trapped.

Zone 6, which covers the lower three-fourths of Wisconsin will be closed to wolf hunting starting at 5  p.m. 


That leaves Zone-Three as the only one of the original six still open.  That covers a relatively small territory in northwest Wisconsin – in parts of Burnett, Washburn, Rusk, Chippewa, Taylor, Sawyer, and Price counties.

Hunters have been much more successful than anyone expected in Wisconsin’s first wolf season.

Some experts did not think the quota would be reached by the time the season was originally scheduled to end on February 28th.

Instead, the season will be history once the final nine animals in the state’s quota are taken.