Based on a court decision, the Chippewa Indian Tribe in Wisconsin will reserve the right to harvest 85 wolves this season. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) determined that the entire state quota will be capped at 201 wolves, meaning that only 116 wolves will be available for harvest by non-tribal hunters, both Wisconsin residents and non-residents.
The DNR will therefore issue only 1,116 permits to hunt wolves this season, starting October 15 and ending February 28, 2013.
Once 116 wolves are harvested by non-tribal hunters, the season ends for the state of Wisconsin regardless of the date. Native American tribes may harvest up to 85 wolves, but only within the season’s time span.