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2012 Hunt info

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The wolf season runs Oct. 15, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013. However, if harvest levels reach the quota for a zone, the department will enact an emergency closure in that zone. If a zone is closed, it would not take effect until at least 24 hours after the department announces the closure.

Up to 201 wolves can be harvested this season, 85 of which are reserved for Native American tribes within the ceded territory of northern Wisconsin.
20,272 people applied for licenses with 1,160 awarded through a random computerized drawing (1,145 Wisconsin applicants and 15 to out-of-state applicants). Those not drawn this year have earned a preference point for future drawings.

Wolf harvest licenses can be purchased at any license sales location or online at dnr.wi.gov now or during the season. The cost is $100 for residents, and $500 for nonresidents.

Successful applicants can transfer their wolf harvest license to a youth or an adult who meets the eligibility requirements. Transfer applications must be received at DNR by Oct. 14.

A wolf license authorizes both hunting and trapping. The license holder must meet the appropriate education requirements for trapping, Hunter Education, or must be participating in the Hunting Mentorship program.

A recent judicial ruling has temporarily prevented or enjoined the use of dogs for hunting wolves, and also the use of dogs to train to hunt wolves. As a result of this ruling, please be advised that the use of dogs for tracking and trailing of wolves is not authorized when hunting wolves under a wolf harvesting license. Also, the use of dogs for training to track or trail free ranging wolves is not authorized at this time.

Anyone seeking additional information about the hunt, or if they would like to receive email updates about harvest and zone information, should call the DNR Call Center at 1-888-936-7463. The Call Center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

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