WE WILL have a wolf hunting and trapping season this fall, the first in Wisconsin’s history. The state Natural Resources Board will hold a special meeting in Stevens Point Tuesday, July 17, to act on proposed harvest quotas and zones. The season length and allowable methods of hunting have already been set by the Legislature.
The fact that this will be the state’s first wolf hunting-trapping season doesn’t mean they weren’t hunted before. It’s just that there were no laws. They were, in fact, hunted aggressively, right from the start. So aggressively, in fact, that they were exterminated in the state by about 1960. It paid to hunt wolves years ago because they carried a bounty.
ANCIENT OUTDOOR HISTORY:
A carload of panfish from the fish rescue operation in the Mississippi River bottoms has been received. The fish were planted in Lake Emily, Sunset Lake, Three Lakes, Onneland Lake, Liebe (Fish) Lake and Lake Helen. (Stevens Point Journal, Sept. 16, 1926)