Less than 100 wolves will be taken in this year’s statewide wolf hunt. That’s down from last year’s quota of 251.
The Department of Natural Resources said Wisconsin had up to 834 wolves a year ago, but with last year’s hunt and the extreme winter, the herd now numbers less than 690.
The DNR approved a quota for this year’s hunt of 156, including 65 wolves that could be taken by Chippewa Indians. The tribes, however, normally don’t hunt wolves they believe are sacred. That leaves 91 wolves for hunters across the state in the third-annual hunt that starts in October.