Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More than 7,000 applications sold in first six days for wolf hunt

MADISON – As of Tuesday morning, August 7, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has sold 7,286 applications for wolf hunting permits. This included 7,150 that were purchased by Wisconsin residents and 136 purchased by nonresidents.

Hunters and trappers interested in participating in Wisconsin’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season must apply for a permit between Aug 1 and Aug 31, 2012. The permit application fee is $10 and applications can be purchased through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website, at all authorized license agents, at DNR Service Centers (Hours for service centers vary; check the DNR website for service center days and hours of operation; DNR Service Centers are not open on Saturdays), or by calling toll-free 1-877-LICENSE (1-877-945-4236).

The wolf hunting and trapping season will run October 15 to February 28, 2013. For more information search for "wolf" on the DNR website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Cosh, DNR spokesperson – 608-267-2773
Source: Wisconsin DNR;  http://dnr.wi.gov/News/Weekly/#art7