Hunters and trappers who wish to take part in Wisconsin’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season this fall must apply for a permit between Aug. 1 and 31, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The permit application fee is $10, and applications can be purchased from authorized license agents, through the DNR’s online licensing center or by phone at (877) 945-4236 toll-free.
Wisconsin’s wolf hunting and trapping season runs Oct. 15 to Feb. 28l.
For the 2012-13 seasons all wolf permits will be awarded by random choice in a drawing that will be held shortly after the close of the permit application period. Successful applicants will be notified by letter. Applicants who are not successful in the drawing will be awarded a preference point toward future drawings.
Starting with the 2013-14 season one half of available permits will be issued randomly among all permit applications and the second half will be issued through a cumulative preference point drawing.