DNR To Issue Refunds For Wolf Hunt Permits

People who applied to hunt wolves in Wisconsin will be getting a refund.

The Department of Natural Resources will refund the ten-dollar permit application fee following a ruling which put wolves back on the Endangered Species List.

That federal court action means Wisconsin does not have the authority to start a wolf harvest season. The DNR will refund all application checks via mail, which should take 4-to-6 weeks.

The court ruling also invalidates permits to private landowners, for use of lethal force against wolves, and prohibits the DNR from using “lethal control” methods. Also, dog hunters will no longer be allowed to pursue wolves to train hunting dogs.