MARQUETTE – Wolf hunting licenses go on sale in Michigan starting at noon EDT Saturday. A total of 1,200 licenses will be available for purchase. Wolf license sales end Oct. 31, or before, if the license quota is met.
Only an individual who possesses a previous hunting license (not apprentice) or hunter-safety certificate and who will be at least 10 years of age by the first day of the wolf season may purchase a wolf license. Apprentice wolf licenses are not available.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says all wolf license purchases are first-come, first-served. Wolf licenses cost $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents. In addition, some licenses may be voided or canceled between the starting purchase date and the day before the hunt. Those licenses will be returned back into the license buying pool. Therefore, if licenses sell out temporarily, the DNR recommends that individuals check periodically between Sept. 28 and Oct. 31 to see if any wolf licenses are still available due to voids or cancellations.
Licenses will be available online at www.mdnr-elicense.com, at any authorized license agent, and at the following DNR offices:
Baraga Customer Service Center, Bay City Customer Service Center, Cadillac Customer Service Center, Crystal Falls Field Office, Escanaba Field Office, Gaylord Customer Service Center, Marquette Customer Service Center, Naubinway Field Office, Newberry Customer Service Center, Norway Field Office, Plainwell Customer Service Center, Roscommon Customer Service Center, Rose Lake Field Office, Sault Ste. Marie Field Office, Southfield Customer Service Center, and the Traverse City Field Office.
These DNR offices will be open on Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
Wildlife and Law Enforcement staff also will be available that day at the offices listed above to answer any wolf hunting questions.
For more information regarding hunting dates, regulations and the required wolf call-in system, check the 2013 Wolf Hunting Digest. It can be found online at www.michigan.gov/dnrdigests. Paper copies of the digest are available at any location DNR licenses are sold.