Over 250 Wolves Killed in Wisconsin as Season Ends

Exposing the Big Game

http://news.wpr.org/post/dnr-has-ended-wolf-hunting-season

DNR Has Ended Wolf Hunting Seasoncopyrighted wolf in water

The state has very nearly reached it’s wolf hunt quota of 251, which has prompted the DNR to end the season.

A flood of wolves killed by hunters prompted the Department of Natural Resources to close the state’s wolf hunting season at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Hunters stepped up their shooting of wolves in northwest Wisconsin over the weekend, and the state is now very close to its harvest quota of 251 wolves. Hunters using dogs are responsible for almost all the weekend kills, and the state says the number of wolf deaths where dogs did the chasing is about 30.

Tom Hauge of the DNR says dog use over the last three weeks apparently went pretty well. “[It] seems to have been performing within normal side bars as far as we know,” says Hauge. “If there are problems out there, they may…

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