- 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.
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.
- Wolf trapper education courses
- Wolf license transfer application
- Wolf harvesting zones
Note: Wolf hunting and trapping is not allowed in the Shawano County towns of Bartelme and Red Springs , immediately south of the Menominee County line.
- 2014 Depredation & threats map
- Dog depredation by wolves in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Wolf Season Report 2013
- Wisconsin Wolf Season Report 2012
Attention harvesters: the DNR is radio-collaring incidentally caught wolves 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.