Wolf season part one ends

Gray wolf
Gray wolf

The first half of Minnesota's inaugural wolf hunt closed Sunday, Nov. 18, with fewer than 150 wolves killed, according to Department of Natural Resources numbers.

The DNR set a quota for 200 wolves allowed to be culled, with only 147 killed in the 15-day "early season." The northwest zone had 78 wolves killed, followed by the northeast with 61 and the east central zone with eight.

The east central zone was closed Nov. 5 and the northeast was closed Nov. 14 as the regions approached or exceeded individual targets, the DNR said.

A late season, which also has a quota of 200 wolves, will run from Nov. 24 to Jan. 31.

Applicants not selected in this year’s early or late season wolf license lottery can purchase a surplus hunting or trapping license on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon today.


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