Inaugural wolf hunting season closes Sunday evening

CREATED Dec. 22, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. - As the first modern wolf hunting season in Wisconsin comes to a close, Kurt Thiede, DNR Lands Division Administrator says they've learned a lot.

        "We have learned much about hunter and trapper success rates, and will learn more as we analyze additional data. This will help us draft permanent rules and the long-term management of our wolf population," said Thiede in a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Wolf harvest zone three shuts down as of 5:00 Sunday evening.

It's the last of the six zones to shut down for the season.

The total harvest for the state was 115. 

Total in just zone three alone was 18, but when wolf number 17 was caught, the closure process began. 

Any wolves harvested up until 5p Sunday will need to be called in within 24 hours at 1-855-299-9653.