Fifth wolf hunting zone closing in Wisconsin

Zone in central Wisconsin only one left open

Published On: Dec 14 2012 06:42:05 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. -

A fifth wolf-hunting zone is closing in Wisconsin, leaving just one open.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that hunting and trapping of wolves in Zone 6 covering most of the southern two-thirds of the state will be closing at 5 p.m. Friday.

That leaves just Zone 3 in central Wisconsin open to wolf hunting. The quota in that zone was 18 wolves and seven have been harvested.

The quota in Zone 6 was 18 wolves. The 18th wolf was harvested on Wednesday, which triggered the closing process.

The goal was to harvest 116 wolves during the state's inaugural hunt this year which began October 15th and will close February 28th or when harvest goals are reached.