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Wolf Hunt Zones Closing In MN, WI

Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is closing the state’s smallest wolf hunting and trapping zone effective Friday evening.

The DNR says nine wolves have been taken in the east-central zone, where the quota is 10 for the late season, which opened Nov. 24. The DNR also says late-season hunters and trappers have now taken 48 wolves in the northeast zone, which is coming close to the zone’s maximum of 56.

This season is Minnesota’s first managed wolf hunt since the animals in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan came off the endangered list in January.

Also, in similar news, a fifth wolf hunting zone closing in Wisconsin, leaving just one open.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that hunting and trapping of wolves in Zone 6 covering most of the southern two-thirds of the state will be closing at 5 p.m. Friday.

That leaves just Zone 3 in central Wisconsin open to wolf hunting, which includes parts of our listening area in Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer and Rusk counties. The quota in Zone 3 was 18 wolves, and seven have been harvested.

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