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UPDATE: DNR plans early end to wolf season across most of state

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials plan to end the state's wolf season across most of the state on Wednesday after hunters and trappers filled half of the statewide quota in a little more than 24 hours.

The Department of Natural Resources launched the hunt on Monday morning. It’s scheduled to run through Sunday. As of Tuesday morning, hunters and trappers had taken 60 wolves, filling 50% of the 119-animal state quota.

Department officials announced that they will end the season in three of the state’s six management zones effective 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The zones include the southern two-thirds of the state as well as a swath of far northeastern Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. (WAOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says some zones will close to hunting and trapping gray wolves.

Zones 2, 5, 6 close Wednesday at 10 am. Zone's 2 and 5 make up most of the North Central Wisconsin area.

At that time, the zones will close to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the February 2021 wolf harvest season.

The DNR advises wolf hunters and trappers they can currently continue to pursue wolves in Zones 1,3,4. Those zones have portions of Taylor, Price, Lincoln, Langlade and Oneida counties.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's wolf quota is nearly halfway full after just one day of hunting and trapping.

The Department of Natural Resources launched a one-week wolf hunt on Monday.

The department reports that as of Tuesday morning hunter and trappers had killed 52 wolves, filling nearly 44% of the 119-animal statewide quota.

Of the DNR's six management zones, the central Wisconsin zone, which includes portions of Adams, Juneau, Monroe, Clark and Eau Claire counties, yielded the most kills at 17.

The season is scheduled to continue through Sunday, although the DNR may close zones early as their quotas are reached.

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