Early Wolf Season Over 19 Nov 12

The early season for Minnesota’s first regulated wolf hunt has closed with nearly 150 wolves killed. The Department of Natural Resources says that by the Sunday night deadline for registering the last day’s wolf kills, hunters had reported a total 147 animals taken in the state’s three zones. The DNR had set a limit of 200 wolves for the early season. The number that weren’t taken to reach the limit will be added to the second season, which is open to both hunters and trappers from November 24th to January 31st. The limit for both seasons combined is 400 wolves, and the state had issued 3,600 permits for the early season and 2,400 for the late season. The region’s wolves were taken off the endangered list last January.