Chippewa Tribes Blast Wolf Hunt In Wisconsin, Call It A 'Hurried Plan To Kill Ma'iingan'Chippewa tribal officials in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan have blasted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for putting on what they say was a poorly planned wolf season during which state-licensed hunters blew past their quota in a matter of days.
Wisconsin Hunters Blow Past Wolf Kill TargetHunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin's wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn't supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists.
Hunters And Trappers Blow Past Wisconsin's Wolf Kill TargetThe season began Monday and had been scheduled to run through Sunday, but DNR officials said the hunt would end at 3 p.m. Wednesday because so many animals had been killed in the first two days.
Wisconsin DNR To End Wolf Season After Just 3 DaysWisconsin wildlife officials plan to end the state's wolf season after just three days after hunters and trappers killed nearly 70% of the state's quota in less than 48 hours.
Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Begins Early After Hunter Group SuedThe hunt will run through Sunday across six management zones.
Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Set To Start Next Week, But Legal Fight ContinuesWisconsin's wolf hunt will begin next week with up to 200 animals to be harvested, the state Department of Natural Resources Board determined at a hastily called meeting Monday in reaction to a court order requiring a hunt this month.
Wisconsin DNR Will Recommend Harvest Quota Of 200 WolvesWisconsin law mandates the DNR run a wolf season from November through the end of February.
Wisconsin Judge Orders DNR To Hold February Wolf HuntA judge ordered the state Department of Natural Resources on Thursday to start a wolf hunt this month rather than wait until November.
Wis. Lawmakers Look To Make Harassing Hunters A Crime The state Assembly is set to pass a bill that would prohibit people from bothering hunters in the woods.
DNR: Minnesota Sees Slight Decline In Wolf PopulationThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the state’s wolf population has declined slightly from last year, but not enough to be statistically significant.
DNR Closes Northwest Wolf Zone; 1 Zone Still OpenThe Department of Natural Resources is closing the late wolf season in northwestern Minnesota, where hunters and trappers have exceeded the season target.
Hunters Kill 98 Wisconsin WolvesIt looks like Wisconsin's third wolf season could be over soon. The season began on Oct. 15. It's slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.
Protesters To Shadow Wisconsin Wolf Hunters A group of protesters plans to shadow wolf hunters in Wisconsin so they can observe their methods. Wisconsin's third annual wolf hunt began Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, released a statement saying 11 members are operating out of a base camp on public lands in northern Wisconsin.
Minn. DNR: Fewer Wolves Shot For Predator Control Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control. Department of Natural Resources wolf specialist Dan Stark told a legislative hearing Tuesday the number of wolves killed because they were preying on livestock fell from 295 in 2012 to 127 last year.
Wolf Hunt Wraps Up In Northwestern Minn.The Department of Natural Resources is closing the wolf hunting season in northwestern Minnesota at the end of Friday’s hunting hours. The DNR reports that 86 wolves have been harvested so far in the northwest wolf zone, which is three wolves short of the harvest target number. The decision was made Thursday evening in anticipation of the target being met by late Friday.