UPDATE: Wisconsin Hunters Quickly Kill Wolves; Season to End Early

Feb 23, 2021

Credit Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin wildlife officials plan to end the state's wolf season on Wednesday after hunters and trappers filled nearly 70% of the state's kill quota in less than 48 hours.

The Department of Natural Resources opened the hunt on Monday morning.

It had been scheduled to run through Sunday, but hunters and trappers had already killed 82 of the 119-wolf quota as of Tuesday afternoon.

Department officials say the season will end Wednesday.

Original Post: Wisconsin wildlife officials plan to end the state's wolf season across most of the state on Wednesday after hunters and trappers filled half of the statewide quota in a little more than 24 hours.

The Department of Natural Resources launched the hunt on Monday morning. It’s scheduled to run through Sunday.

As of Tuesday morning, hunters and trappers had taken 60 wolves, filling 50% of the 119-animal state quota.

Department officials announced that they will end the season in three of the state’s six management zones effective 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The zones include the southern two-thirds of the state as well as a swath of far northeastern Wisconsin.