Quota Exceeded In Wolf Hunt

The controversial wolf hunt in Wisconsin is over, with all six zones officially closed as of Wednesday afternoon. 178 wolves were registered since the hunt opened Monday, 59 more than the limit that was set for non-tribal hunters. But with hunters having 24 hours to register their kill, that number is expected to increase.

The total quota for the February 2021 season was set at 200 wolves, with 119 wolves reserved for state hunters and trappers. Almost half of that total was achieved on opening day.

The original plan had the hunt ending Feb. 28 if the quota was not met earlier. Anyone caught hunting or trapping wolves during during the closed season/zone could receive a fine of $303.30.