2014 wolf harvest

All wolf zones are closed. Harvest as of 12/05/2014

Zone Quota Harvest Zone Status
1 32 36 Closed
2 15 29 Closed
3 40 30 Closed
4 8 5 Closed
5 20 18 Closed
6 35 36 Closed
Total 150 154
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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.

Attention: All wolf harvest zones are closed.

Wolf harvest zones [PDF]

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.

Check your preference points

There are three ways in which hunters can determine the number of preference points that they have accumulated. To find out about how many points you have accumulated:

  • contact the Bureau of Customer Services and Licensing 608-266-2621;
  • visit the online licensing center; or
  • contact your local DNR Service Center.

Drawing information

Applications for a wolf license can be made at any authorized license agents, DNR Service Center, online, or by calling 1-877-945-4236. The wolf permit application fee is $10 and the deadline for wolf season applications is always August 1.

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.

Check your status in the wolf application drawing

It is the permit applicants responsibility to know their drawing status and whether they were selected for purchasing a harvest permit. There are three ways in which hunters can determine whether they were selected in the drawing. To find out about how many points you have accumulated or your drawing status:

  • contact the Bureau of Customer Services and Licensing 608-266-2621;
  • visit the online licensing center; or
  • contact your local DNR Service Center.

Wolf and Coyote Comparison Slideshow

Wolf management

Contact information
For information on wolf hunting and trapping, contact the 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.
Last revised: Thursday December 18 2014