Through Sunday, Wisconsin hunters and trappers had taken 18 gray wolves in the state’s first wolf hunting and trapping season, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Ten wolves have been taken by gun hunters and eight by trappers. The wolves were taken in 14 different counties. Three wolves have been taken in Bayfield County, none so far in Douglas County.
So far, the state has sold 704 resident wolf licenses and 6 nonresident licenses.
The season opened Oct. 15 and continues through Feb. 28. The maximum harvest allowed in the season for state hunters is 116 wolves.