MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Office of Organic Means (DNR) these days introduced that 3 lucky Wisconsin residents gained a the moment-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hunt elk during the 2022 elk season, which opens Saturday, Oct. 15.
The DNR randomly chosen the a few hunters from extra than 25,000 candidates. The winning hunters are from Fort Atkinson, Hudson and New Richmond.
“Making these calls to application winners is anything I glimpse ahead to each 12 months,” stated Josh Spiegel, DNR Wildlife Biologist, who referred to as winners individually to advise them they gained. “All a few hunters ended up shocked to acquire the connect with. Quite a few of our state’s hunters really like the option to support Wisconsin elk, but the amount of enjoyment of the drawing winners is unmatched.”
In Might, the Wisconsin Natural Methods Board approved a harvest quota of eight bulls from the northern elk administration zone. This is the identical quantity of tags approved for the 2021 period. Of the eight tags, the DNR will award 3 to condition hunters, with a fourth tag remaining issued as a result of a drawing by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The Ojibwe tribes will get an allocation for the remaining four elk tags per their treaty legal rights within just the Ceded Territory.
People however intrigued in a opportunity at Wisconsin’s elk hunt even now have time to take part in a raffle for the remaining point out elk tag via the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. As with the annual software, only Wisconsin inhabitants are qualified to get, but there is no restrict to the range of raffle tickets an personal can order. Proceeds from the raffle will enable fund elk management and exploration in Wisconsin. Interested hunters can order raffle tickets on the Rocky Mountain Elk Basis web-site. The Basis will draw the winner on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The 25,742 Wisconsinites who used for an elk permit this year contributed directly to the future of the state’s elk population. For every single $10 software fee, $7 goes to elk management, habitat restoration and exploration. In 2022, some applicants selected to give amounts earlier mentioned the $10 fee, and their added donations totaled extra than $9,860.
The 2022 elk searching time will take place only in Wisconsin’s northern elk zone in elements of Ashland, Bayfield, Cost, Rusk and Sawyer counties, wherever the initially restoration exertion commenced with 25 elk from Michigan in 1995. The northern elk herd inhabitants is projected to attain 336 animals this calendar year.
While the state’s central elk herd is projected to quantity 130 elk this summer time after calving, hunting will not manifest in the central elk management zone in 2022. For a lot more details on the elk hunt, visit the DNR’s elk webpage. Indicator up for electronic mail updates on present-day translocation attempts on the DNR’s internet site by picking the “elk in Wisconsin” and “wildlife projects” distribution lists.