Wolf Season Opens in Wisconsin

By Adam Roberts – 2/22/2021

It’s not too often we get to talk hunting on this page; I think I usually only get to bring it up once a year when the gun deer season opens in the state every November. But another hunting season is giving outdoorsmen and women the chance to help thin out the number of gray wolves in Wisconsin.

The hunt began today across six management zones and is scheduled to run through Sunday. The kill limit is notably low at 200 animals, which means some zones could close early as hunters near the limit.

Of course, getting the hunt to happen at all was a tough task. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had planned to open the season in November, but a Kansas-based hunting advocacy group won a court order forcing the DNR to open the season this month after the appeals court ruled the order wasn’t a final judgment so it has no jurisdiction over any appeal.. Wisconsin law requires a wolf hunt each year between the months of November and February.