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All wolf harvest zones to close Wednesday, ending season 4 days early

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UPDATE: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says all wolf harvest zones close tomorrow.

They announced the closures of zones 2, 5, and 6 this morning. Those closures are effective at 10 am on Wednesday.

Now, the DNR says zones 1, 3, and 4 are closing at 3 pm on Wednesday.

This means all six zones will be closed for the season by 3 pm on Wednesday.

The DNR updated harvest numbers at 3 pm, and 82 wolves have been harvested since the season began Monday morning. This is an increase of 30 since the initial update at 8 am.

Zone 2 and 6 exceeded their quota's for wolves. Zone 2 by 3, Zone 6 by 1.

Zone four is the only one that hasn't had a wolf harvest.

The 82 harvests is 69% of the statewide allocation of 119 wolves. The other 81 are allocated to the Ojibwe Tribes.


MADISON, Wis. (WAOW) —  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says some zones will close to hunting and trapping gray wolves

Zones 2, 5, 6 close Wednesday at 10 am. Zone's 2 and 5 make up most of the North Central Wisconsin area.

At that time, the zones will close to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the February 2021 wolf harvest season.

The DNR advises wolf hunters and trappers they can currently continue to pursue wolves in Zones 1,3,4. Those zones have portions of Taylor, Price, Lincoln, Langlade and Oneida counties.

This is a developing story that will be updated:

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