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1,160 Wolf Hunting Licenses Awarded

The Department of Natural Resources has sent notification to the successful people from the pool of more than 20,000 applicants for the first Wisconsin wolf hunt in modern history.

The state has sent notifications out to the 1,160 successful applicants for the state's first wolf hunting and trapping license. 

Materials were mailed late Thursday, and the Department of Natural Resources has rolled out a feature in the Online Licensing Center where the 20,272 applicants can search to see if they were successful in receiving a wolf license. People awarded the licenses must still purchase it.

The hunt begins Oct. 15.

The wolf licenses were awarded to 1,145 WIsconsin applicants and 15 out-of-state applicants, according to a press release from the DNR. Hunters who did not receive a license this year will be awarded a preference point for future drawings. 

More Waukesha County residents applied for wolf hunting licenses than any other county, with 750 people putting in for their chance at the wolf hunt. More Waukesha County residents have the chance to actually participate in the hunt as well, with 52 resident applicants being awarded a license, more than any other county.

In Milwaukee County, 432 residents applied and 22 were awarded a license.

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