Wolf hunt http://wxpr.org en Wolf Hunt Without Serious Incidents: DNR Official http://wxpr.org/post/wolf-hunt-without-serious-incidents-dnr-official <p>One Wisconsin wolf hunt zone remains open and a top DNR official says no incidents have been reported.</p><p>As of today, 213 wolves have been taken in six zones from a maximum quota of 251. Only Zone 3, which includes portions of Price and Taylor counties, is still open. In that zone, 31 animals were taken from a quota of 71.</p><p> </p><p>DNR Northern District leader John Gozdzialski .....</p><p> </p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:00:50 +0000 Ken Krall 11204 at http://wxpr.org Wolf Hunt Without Serious Incidents: DNR Official DNR: Calling All Wolf Trackers http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-calling-all-wolf-trackers <p>DNR officials are asking for volunteers to help with the state’s winter wolf count. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>DNR Carnivore Biologist Jane Wiedenhoeft&nbsp;says those numbers go into determining the state’s wolf hunting quota.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It’s extremely important to us.&nbsp; It’s not our only source of data for the winter count, but it is a major source of data.”</p></blockquote><p>Wolves are the main counting target, but trackers will also note signs of other carnivores.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:44:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10354 at http://wxpr.org DNR: Calling All Wolf Trackers Wolf Hunt Goes Quickly: Three Zones Closed http://wxpr.org/post/wolf-hunt-goes-quickly-three-zones-closed <p>Just over two weeks into Wisconsin’s wolf hunting season, and more than two thirds of the wolves have been taken. &nbsp;</p><p>As of October 31st, 181 wolves have been killed. &nbsp;That leaves just 70 before wolf hunting season closes statewide. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/wolf/documents/WolfZones.pdf" target="_blank">Zones 1, 2 and 5 are closed</a>, all in the northern part of the state.&nbsp; DNR Carnivore Specialist Dave MacFarland says two other zones are nearing quotas as well.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:27:45 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10069 at http://wxpr.org Wolf Hunt Goes Quickly: Three Zones Closed Wolf Hunt In Portions Of Northwoods Is Over http://wxpr.org/post/wolf-hunt-portions-northwoods-over <p>The DNR has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. The zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season. That zone includes most of Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties, and portions of Lincoln and Langlade counties.</p><p>Wolf Harvest Zone 2 is the first zone to be closed this season. The harvest of wolves currently remains open in all other zones.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:03:22 +0000 Ken Krall 9654 at http://wxpr.org Wolf Hunt In Portions Of Northwoods Is Over Opening Day for Wolf Hunting http://wxpr.org/post/opening-day-wolf-hunting <p>Wolf hunting season opens Tuesday. &nbsp;</p><p>About 2500 people have been awarded permits to harvest a wolf.&nbsp; The DNR most recently reported fewer than half of those have actually purchased their licenses.&nbsp; But DNR Carnivore specialist Dave MacFarland says that&rsquo;s nothing unusual.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:02:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9297 at http://wxpr.org Opening Day for Wolf Hunting Second Wolf Season Draws Near http://wxpr.org/post/second-wolf-season-draws-near <p>The state&rsquo;s wolf hunting season begins next week. &nbsp;People hoping to harvest a wolf have already applied for and received their permit.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 2500 permits were awarded in mid-August based on a lottery system. &nbsp;</span>DNR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Carnivore Specialist&nbsp; David </span>MacFarland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the number of applications dropped from 20,000 last year, to less than 17,000 this year.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:59:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8996 at http://wxpr.org Second Wolf Season Draws Near Wolves' Social Structure Means Dynamic Population Changes http://wxpr.org/post/wolves-social-structure-means-dynamic-population-changes <p>Wisconsin’s gray wolf population is estimated at over 800 - high enough that the state Department of Natural Resources allows a certain number of wolves to be hunted each year. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:41:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4608 at http://wxpr.org Wolves' Social Structure Means Dynamic Population Changes DNR Increases Wolf Hunting Quota http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-increases-wolf-hunting-quota <p>The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved a harvest quota of 275 wolves for the next year. Meeting in Wausau Wednesday, the board unanimously approved the higher level. Last year, 201 animals were set as the limit.</p><p>The quota includes 115 wolves set aside for the Chippewa bands off-reservation treaty rights. That quota will likely never be used as the tribes see the wolf as a sacred animal.</p><p>Sarah Johnson from the Timber Wolf Alliance in Manitowish Waters thinks the idea of raising the number by nearly 40 percent in one year without more study might be hasty.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:27:17 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4221 at http://wxpr.org DNR Increases Wolf Hunting Quota Poll Shows Public Opposed Wolf Hunt Numbers http://wxpr.org/post/poll-shows-public-opposed-wolf-hunt-numbers <P>A new survey is helping opponents of a wolf hunt in Wisconsin before a vote next week in Wausau.</P> <P>A poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research and the Humane Society of the United States finds by a margin of 8 to 1, state residents oppose trophy hunting and trapping of wolves. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:32:47 +0000 Ken Krall 3960 at http://wxpr.org Poll Shows Public Opposed Wolf Hunt Numbers