2014 wolf harvest

Zones will close when quotas are reached. Harvest as of 11/23/2014

Zone Quota Harvest Zone Status
1 32 36 Closed
2 15 29 Closed
3 40 29 Open
4 8 5 Closed
5 20 18 Closed
6 35 27 Open
Total 150 144
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the regulations.
Contact information
For information on wolf hunting and trapping, contact:
Bureau of Wildlife Management
Anyone suspecting a wolf depredation in northern Wisconsin should call USDA Wildlife Services immediately
at 800-228-1368 (in state) or
715-369-5221. In southern Wisconsin call 800-433-0663
(in state) or 920-324-4514.

Wolf hunting and trapping

It is the hunter or trapper's responsibility to determine the closure status of a wolf zone prior to attempting to hunt or trap wolf in that zone. If you are unsure, call the telephone reporting system 1-855-299-9653 or contact the DNR call center at 1-888-936-7463.

For the 2014-15 season, one half of available permits will be issued randomly among all permit applications and the second half will be issued through a cumulative preference point drawing. Successful applicants will be notified by letter, likely by late August. Applicants who are not successful in the drawing will be awarded a preference point toward future drawings. Wolf permit drawing will occur August 15.

Attention: Zones 1, 2, 4 and 5 are closed. Zones 3 and 6 are open.

Wolf harvest zones [PDF]

Hunters and trappers interested in participating in Wisconsin's wolf hunting and trapping season must apply for a permit BEFORE August 1, 2014. The permit application fee is $10 and applications can be purchased from authorized license agents, over the Internet through the Department of Natural Resources Online Licensing Center or by phone at 1-877-945-4236 toll free.

Season information

Attention harvesters: the DNR is radio-collaring incidentally caught wolves [PDF] throughout the state. If you are willing to allow DNR staff to collar any incidentally-caught wolves, please contact Nathan Libal at 715-401-1764.

Wolf and Coyote Comparison Slideshow

Wolf management

Last revised: Saturday November 22 2014