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Well, NOT quite yet. Very POORLY informed on the "go wild" site. Thats where you get your permits.  I actually had to google up and find the info to REALLY know the season structure; Seems to me they could of had a direct link to this info on the go wild site. I sure did not see it.

All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply between 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 via their Go Wild account or by visiting a participating license agent.

Drawing results will be posted to each successful applicant’s Go Wild account the morning of Monday, Feb. 22. Customers may commence the harvest season once they secure their license and carcass/pelt tag.

a bit more info;

All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Customers may apply through their Go Wild account or by visiting a participating license agent. The application permit fee is $10 plus $49 ($251 non-resident) for a wolf license if selected.

The department will post application results to each applicant’s Go Wild account the morning of Monday, Feb. 22. Customers may commence the harvest season once they secure their license and carcass/pelt tag.

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Apparently I did NOT  draw a tag, a I have 1 preff. pt showing. below is what header on the Go Wild site said.

The February 2021 Wolf season drawing has completed. Indications of your results can be found in two ways.  Permit recipients will see their preference points returned to 0 (zero), a drawing award in their Current Licenses, and they are able to select a Wolf Carcass/Pelt Tag from the License Catalog. Those who are unsuccessful in the drawing will see that their preference points have not changed from a value of 1 (one) or more and will not have access to the license.

 

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If you really want to hunt wolves, the season is open here until the 15th of March.  Total cost should be $75.00.  It is not as easy to hunt wolves as you would think.  I believe that most of the wolves harvested here are taken by trappers.  I am aware of several that were taken (by trappers) that weighed well over 200 pounds.  The wolf population has stabilized based more on prey species numbers than hunting.

 Hopefully the wolf hunt there is a success and manages to trim their population.  Better luck next time with drawing a tag.

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just got dnr notice, all the zones are being shut down by Thurs/Fri.

Wolf Harvest Zones 1,3,4 Will Close To Hunting And Trapping Effective 3 p.m. Feb. 24

 

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today wolf harvesting Zones 1,3,4 will close to hunting and trapping gray wolves effective 3 p.m., Feb. 24. At that time, the zones will close to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the February 2021 wolf harvest season.

With this closure, all six wolf harvest zones are closed for this season. The DNR previously announced wolf harvesting Zones 2,5,6 will close to hunting and trapping gray wolves effective 10 a.m., Feb. 24.

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Very cool!! Had one follow our golden retriever back, after he chased it off the property. No sooner did the dog return to my call, did his "heel" at my feet. Look up and hear comes a black wolf across the pasture right for us. Followed the line in this picture, stopped at the X and Gus leaped off the deck to about where the front corner of the car is. Luckily it was wise enough not to return the second time or he would have had a face full of buckshot. Coyote populations are through the roof here. Don't need these buggers with them. My neighbor had one feeding at her manure pile every morning last year. How she didn't lose any sheep or goats is beyond me.

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It is interesting to see the discord that has resulted from the hunt.  Although the quota was exceeded by 80% it does not even come close to bringing the population down to the DNR desired population of 350 wolves.

A couple of thoughts, one being that I am amazed that they allowed the use of dogs, which were used by 90% of successful hunters.  Also, there are probably a lot more wolves than the estimated population.  I also wonder about the wolves there, as the wolves here in Montana kill dogs for sport.  If Montana FWP allowed the use of dogs to hunt wolves, I'm not sure how many hunters would risk the life of an expensive hound in the quest to shoot a wolf.

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2 hours ago, elkoholic said:

  Also, there are probably a lot more wolves than the estimated population.  I also wonder about the wolves there, as the wolves here in Montana kill dogs for sport.  If Montana FWP allowed the use of dogs to hunt wolves, I'm not sure how many hunters would risk the life of an expensive hound in the quest to shoot a wolf.

Not PROBABLY MORE, I bet more than double what they say.   

We do lose bear dogs every year, yes they kill hounds if they can jump them.  Not know any houndsman that would deliberately put a hound in danger to chase a wolf.

click on this link to get zones and what the actual hunt report numbers were..

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/hunt/wolf/index.html

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Since the quota set was for 200 with 81 tags going to the Ojibwe Tribe, the harvest of 216 is not that much over quota.  I'm not sure if the tribal members were required to report, but I doubt they even filled any of their reserved/allotted tags as wolves are sacred to them.  So, the news reports that way too many wolves were killed is probably off the mark and should be addressed.

Also, since no hunting was allowed on reservation land it is hard to understand how the Ojibwe Tribes can make a declaraion that they should be able to reserve tags.  It is hard to believe that treaty rights have anything to do with hunting wolves.  The idea of buying or applying for tags by people whose only purpose is to prevent the legitimate use by hunters is not a new tactic.

Tribal treaty rights and their supposed "sovereign" nations are fodder for another post.

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43 minutes ago, elkoholic said:

treaty rights and their supposed "sovereign" nations are fodder

Fodder is putting it nicely...🙄

Remember, this 216 report is just within a 5 day hunt.  Now if Tribal numbers actually come in 81, that would put total to 297

46 minutes ago, elkoholic said:

the news reports that way too many wolves were killed

well, we still have them, so NO, too many were NOT KILLED.

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The whole Tribes thing.

Sheesh!

They are allowed to net spawning walleyes here. It has decimated the population on Lake Mille Lacs - one of the most popular and productive walleye lakes in MN.

I think my brother has it right; if they want to exercise their treaty rights they have to do it in the manner it was done when the treaties were signed - no modern technology.

Bro says he would even disallow those who wear eyeglasses or have filling in their teeth :)

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