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Hunters reach quota in other wolf zone


UNDATED (WSAU)   Another wolf hunting zone has been closed in Wisconsin. The D-N-R ended the season yesterday in Zone-One of in the far northwest part of the state. That’s because the zone’s quota of 32 wolves was reached on Saturday. Two other zones in northeast Wisconsin were recently closed. Three of the six wolf-hunting zones remain open – but the D-N-R says two of them are expected to close soon, because both were within two wolves of their quotas at last word.

Officials say wolf hunters and trappers should check each day to see what’s closed.

Some experts thought Wisconsin would not reach its statewide quota of 116 wolves in the inaugural season that started a month-and-a-half ago – and was supposed to run until the end of February. The D-N-R’s Kurt Thiede says wildlife managers are learning a lot about the things that make wolf hunting and trapping a success in Wisconsin – and some of it will be reflect in the state’s permanent rules to be adopted next year.