Luke Hilgemann: Wisconsin’s wolf hunt was needed and didn’t exceed quota by much

MARSHFIELD — A plethora of news articles are reporting that Wisconsin wolf hunters exceeded the Department of Natural Resource’s harvest quota by more than 50%. But this statistic is grossly misleading and has created a false narrative that deserves clarity.

The reality is Wisconsin’s wolf hunt quota was 200 for the 2021 season, and the number of officially harvested wolves was 216. That is less than 10% over the season quota — not 50%.