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August 21, 2012

MADISON - Ten days remain for hunters and trappers to apply for a wolf harvest permit in Wisconsin's first modern wolf hunting and trapping season.

The August 31 deadline to apply for a wolf harvest permit is fast approaching. Applications have already exceeded the available number of harvest permits and that trend is expected to continue in future years. Even if a hunter or trapper doesn't draw a permit this year, applying will give them a preference point, and a better chance, in future drawings.

As of Aug. 21, 13,215 permit applications have been received. Roughly 1,100 public harvest permits will be available at the time of the drawing. To learn more about the wolf hunting and trapping season that runs Oct. 15 to Feb. 28, 2013, go to DNR's website and search for wolf.

A permit application costs $10 and may be purchased by:

Hunters drawn in the lottery will be notified by mail shortly after the drawing which will take place in early September.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Thiede (608) 266-5833; Bill Cosh (608) 267-2773

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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