Wisconsin wolf season to run Feb. 22-28

(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin MNR).

MADISON, Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that the wolf hunting season will run from the 22nd to the 28th. The month of February will take place.

All hunters and trappers wishing to obtain a wolf hunting permit or preferred point of sale must apply for it beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday the 16th. February. The deadline for applications is Saturday 20. February, 11:59 p.m. Customers can apply through their Go Wild account or by visiting a participating licensing office. The application fee is $10 plus $49 ($251 for non-residents) for a wolf permit, if selected.

Monday morning, the 22nd. In February, the Department will announce the results of each applicant’s application for a Go Wild account. Customers can begin the harvest season after receiving their permit and their carcass and belt tags.

DNR will publish updated rules and regulations for the February 2021 wolf hunting season on Friday, Feb. 19, to be posted online on the wolf hunting and trapping website. Printed copies will not be available for the February wolf harvest.

Guests interested in obtaining a harvest permit or preference should note that the Go Wild site will be closed from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. for pre-planned maintenance work. Saturday the 20th. February.

During a special session of the Natural Resources Council on 15… In February, the Council unanimously agreed to a catch quota of 200 wolves outside the reserve area.

The quota approved by the Department takes into account wolf population data for 2020, population response to previous harvest seasons, scientific literature, and population model projections. The purpose of the proposed quota is to ensure sustainable harvest that does not increase or decrease the wolf population in the state.

Before issuing permits, the Ministry will take steps to respect the Ojibwe tribes’ right to declare up to half of the harvest on the relinquished land in accordance with the tribes’ treaty rights and court rulings.

4. January 2021. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed gray wolves from the endangered species list and returned management authority to the lower 48 states and tribes. The Wisconsin MNR has been successfully managing gray wolves for decades and will continue to do so in accordance with our state’s laws and the best available science.

The MNR will continue to plan for the wolf hunting season, which begins on November 6, 2021, while working to complete a 10-year wolf management plan to guide management decisions beginning in 2022.