Wolves off the hook for fall hunt

Posted at 12:50 p.m. on October 28, 2021

The Brillion News

MADISON – Following a Dane County Circuit Court judge’s ruling stopping the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from implementing the wolf harvest law, the DNR announced on Thursday, October 28, that licenses have not been issued to state hunters and trappers for the Fall 2021 wolf hunt.


That hunt had been scheduled for November.


In accordance with the court order and the DNR’s revised plans, the DNR will continue working towards development and creation of rules and the completion of a new wolf management plan to guide wolf management decisions, including hunting and trapping.


Environmental groups and Ojibwe tribes and bands opposed the plan for the November hunt after the DNR's February hunt resulted in a significant overkill of wolves in the state.


Anyone who suspects wolves in the depredation of livestock, pets or hunting dogs, or if wolves are exhibiting threatening or dangerous behavior, should

contact USDA-Wildlife Services staff immediately.

In northern Wisconsin, call 1-800-228-1368 or 715-369-5221.

In southern Wisconsin, call 1-800-433-0663 or 920-324-4514.

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