TUESDAY 2/23/2021 3:27 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin DNR has announced additional zones will be closed for the wolf harvest.

Zones 1,3, and 4 will be closed effective 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 24.

That means all six zones will be closed for trapping and hunting wolves by Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: DNR to close three wolf harvesting zones on Feb. 24

TUESDAY 2/23/2021 10:09 a.m.

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that wolf harvesting zones two, five and six will close on Feb. 24.

The DNR announced that the three zones that are closing will be effective starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 24. At that time, the zones will close for any hunting or trapping of wolves for the Feb. 2021 season.

Zones one, three and four are still open and hunters and trappers can continue to pursue wolves in those zones.

The DNR encourages hunters and trappers to check their website or the call-in number for any updates regarding zone closures.

ORIGINAL: Hunters, trappers kill 52 wolves on Wisconsin’s opening day

TUESDAY 2/23/2021 9:30 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s wolf quota is nearly halfway full after just one day of hunting and trapping.

The Department of Natural Resources launched a one-week wolf hunt on Monday.

The department reports that as of Tuesday morning hunters and trappers had killed 52 wolves, filling nearly 44% of the 119-animal statewide quota.

Of the DNR’s six management zones, the central Wisconsin zone, which includes portions of Adams, Juneau, Monroe, Clark and Eau Claire counties, yielded the most kills at 17.

The season is scheduled to continue through Sunday, although the DNR may close zones early as their quotas are reached.