Minnesota DNR Closes Wolf Season in Northeast Minnesota

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

St. Paul, MN -(Ammoland.com)- Wolf hunting and trapping in the northeast zone will close for 2014 at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Friday, Dec. 5, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The harvest target for the northeast zone during the 2014 late firearms season was 35 wolves. There were 30 registered when the DNR initiated season closure. Wolf hunting and trapping continues in the northwest and east-central wolf zones for 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. 4, hunters and trappers had harvested 22 wolves in the northwest zone and none in the east-central zone during the late season.

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.

About the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is the agency of the U.S. state of Minnesota charged with conserving and managing the state’s natural resources. The agency maintains areas such as state parks, state forests, recreational trails, and recreation areas as well as managing minerals, wildlife, and forestry. The agency is currently divided into sections Ecological Resources, Enforcement, Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, Lands and Minerals, Waterways, Parks and Trails, and Waters.

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    after a federal judge ruling that stopped the Minnesota wolf hunt I was not very happy when she stated in her ruling Minnesota’s wolf hunt was virtually unregulated. as a hunter I know MN DNR manages all wildlife very well. I am asking that you do all you can and appeal her decision to U.S. Court of Appeals.