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9/1/2012 8:58:00 AM
DNR to extend wolf hunting license application deadline to Sept. 7
Friday's court ruling impacts the original application deadline

MADISON – Friday afternoon Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson issued a partial injunction involving the use of dogs for Wisconsin’s wolf season.

Judge Anderson’s partial injunction makes it clear that Wisconsin’s wolf season will proceed. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources official say some individuals may have decided to wait for today’s ruling prior to purchasing a wolf application.

Considering the importance of getting a preference point in this initial season, the DNR will be extending the wolf application deadline until Sept. 7. The initial deadline to apply for a permit had been Aug 31.

“We’ve heard from hunters, trappers and conservation organizations that the uncertainty about whether or not there would be a wolf hunting and trapping season this year as a result of this lawsuit has caused some potential applicants to adopt a wait and see position,” Kurt Thiede, DNR administrator of lands, said.

“Since the judge’s ruling and the original application deadline happened to fall in the same day, Aug. 31, folks wouldn’t have much time to react if they did in fact want to apply for a permit. This extension gives them some breathing room to do that.”

The department will issue 1,160 wolf harvest licenses through a drawing that will take place shortly after the close of the permit application period. A permit application costs $10 and may be purchased through any license vendor, online, by phone at 1-877-945-4236 toll free, or at a DNR Service Center.

People selected in the drawing will be notified by mail. Those not selected will receive one preference point toward future drawings. People selected in the drawing can then purchase a wolf harvest license for $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents.

The full season runs Oct. 15 to Feb. 28, 2013. More

information on the hunt including the regulations is available on the DNR webpage dnr.wi.us search for the keyword “wolf”.

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Article comment by: Joseph Ogrodnik

“In the last century, Americans nearly exterminated one of its most ecologically valuable and majestic creatures. Ours will be a tamer, poorer nation if this century continues the slaughter.” – Chicago Tribune editorial, Sept. 23, 2012
Nothing but a bunch of weak so called hunters that can't take the competition and are not educated enough to know that the wolf does a great job of slowing or even preventing the spread of Chronic wasting disease. Still others that live in the north woods complain about pets or people being attacked... I say monitor your pets and if you are scared of wolves, move to an urban area but don't destroy more of the ecosystem.

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Article comment by: Craig Strid

A man of few words. I'll think about what you said tomarrow.

Food for thought

Craig Strid

Posted: Monday, September 3, 2012
Article comment by: Dennis Trapp

Round up all the wolves in Wisconsin , & the tree huggers, send them to Washington DC & maybe they could clean up that mess.

Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Article comment by: Dennis Trapp

Kill all of them!,,,,,,,

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