Trapping

Uncertainty tampers Fur Harvesters Auction

The author with a very unhappy bobcat, which was successfully released. (Photo by Deb Weil)For Illinois trappers, the fur harvest season is basically over – all that’s left is marketing. Several international auctions have been held lately selling both ranch and wild fur. None of them have been anything to write home about. The Kopenhagen Fur ranch mink auction in…

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…