The Wisconsin DNR will conduct a drawing on Thursday to select who will qualify for a wolf hunting or trapping license.
State resources officials say 12,108 hunters and trappers applied for a wolf permit this year. That's below a total of 17,377 applicants in the first year of the hunt. The DNR has established a quota of 275 wolves for the upcoming season with two dozen set aside for tribal hunters. According to the department's 10-to-1 ratio, a total of 2,151 permits will be issued. The wolf season is scheduled to begin on Oct. 15.