DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 18, 2013
DNR closes wolf season in northeastern Minnesota
The 2013 wolf hunting and trapping season in northeastern Minnesota closes at the end of shooting hours on Wednesday, Dec. 18, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Notice of the season closing was posted Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, when hunters and trappers had harvested 30 wolves. By Wednesday, wolf harvest in the northeast had reached the target of 33.
Wolf hunting and trapping continues in the northwest and east-central wolf zones to anyone with a valid license. The late season in those zones is scheduled to end on Friday, Jan. 31 or whenever the target harvest is expected to be met, whichever comes first.
As of Dec. 18, hunters and trappers had harvested 51 wolves in the northwest zone and two in the east-central zone during the late season.
During the early hunting season, which concluded Nov. 25, hunters harvested 32 of 33 wolves in the northeast; 56 of 73 wolves in the northwest and no wolves in the east-central zone.
Complete wolf hunting information, including a map of the wolf zones, is available online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/wolf. Information about wolf management is available online at www.mndnr.gov/wolves.