Wisconsin wolf season opponents expected for June 26 NRB meeting
Sportsmen interested in defending the state's wolf hunting and trapping season may want to register to address the Natural Resources Board (NRB) at its June 26 meeting in Wausau. Wolf season watchers anticipate that a number of wolf season opponents will appear before the board that day to argue against the DNR's recommendation that this season's wolf quota be set at 275 animals.
That would be up from last year's quota of 201. Last year, a quota of 85 wolves was set aside for the state's six Chippewa tribes in the ceded territory. Tribal leaders decided not to issue tags to their tribal members. That left a quota of 116 animals for state-licensed hunters and trappers. A total of 117 wolves were registered.
The NRB meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau. According to the agenda for that meeting, the wolf topic will come up about 9 a.m., or shortly after. Public testimony is allowed on that agenda item. In addition, the NRB will listen to public comments on any topic at 1 p.m. that day. Anyone who would like to address the board must register ahead of time. The registration deadline is 11 a.m. Friday, June 21. To register, contact Laurie Ross, NRB liaison, at (608) 267-7420, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.