Trapping

What’s ahead for the Wisconsin wolf hunt

(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wildlife officials will allow state-licensed hunters to kill wolves this fall despite conservationists’ pleas to end wolf hunting completely, after a spring season that saw hunters blow past their quota by almost 100 animals. Here are the key takeaways from the decision. HOW MANY WOLVES ROAM WISCONSIN? The state DNR’s last population…

Video: Sparks fly in discussion of 2021-22 wolf quota

If you haven’t heard by now about the fireworks that came out of the Aug. 11 Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting during the discussion on the 2021-22 wolf harvest quota … For more, check out the video below, or see Dean Bortz’s column in the Aug. 20 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor News. Categories: Hunting News, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Hunting, Trapping,…

Wisconsin wolf season to run Feb. 22-28

(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28. All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Customers may apply through…

With fur prices down, West Virginia officials expect few state trappers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prices are down for furs, and West Virginia authorities are not expecting many trappers this year. Rich Rogers is the furbearer project leader for the state Division of Natural Resources. He told the Charleston Gazette-Mail likely only the most die-hard trappers will put in the time and effort to run trap lines and they won’t get much…

Alaska nixes lynx trapping on Kenai Peninsula

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)KENAI, Alaska — Lynx trapping will not open up on the Kenai Peninsula this year as populations of the wildcat and its prey move through a low cycle. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the trapping season will stay closed for the peninsula and the region east of the Turnagain and…