MARQUETTE— On Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon EDT (11 a.m. CDT), the Michigan DNR wolf hunting licenses went on sale. A total of 1,200 licenses were available for purchase.
According to Debbie Munson Badini, DNR deputy public information officer in Marquette, just over 1,000 were sold by 2 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday. Two-thirds of licenses were sold at point-of-sale locations, while the other third were sold online.
“As of right now, all 1,200 licenses are spoken for,” said Munson Badini, “But, it is possible licenses will be returned to the buying pool if people choose to void/cancel their purchase. Interested hunters should check back frequently at our e-license website to see if any wolf licenses become available before the Oct. 31 cut-off date.”
All wolf license purchased were first-come, first-served. Wolf licenses cost $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents.
For more information regarding hunting dates, regulations and the required wolf call-in system, check the 2013 Wolf Hunting Digest. All digests can be found online at www.michigan.gov/dnrdigests. Paper copies of the digest are available at any location DNR licenses are sold.