- If you applied for a wolf permit, you'll find out soon if you get one. Wildlife officials start deciding this week which hunters and trappers will get a wolf permit.The DNR set this year's quota at 275 wolves. The state's Chippewa tribes have laid claim to 24 wolves, leaving 251 available for non-tribal hunters and trappers.
The DNR has established a 10-to-1 permit-to-wolf ratio, which means the agency will issue 2,510 permits.A total of 12,108 hunters and trappers have applied for a permit, down from 17,377 applicants for last year's inaugural hunt. The DNR will award the permits through a lottery Thursday.If you weren't selected this year, your chances improve next year. Permit winners will be notified by mid-September. The wolf season is set to begin on October 15th.(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)
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