DNR updates wolf hunt report

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports this morning 48 wolves have been killed in Northeast Minnesota hunting and trapping during this year’s late season.

The DNR website shows the Northeast Zone number is less than the quota of 58 set for the second half of the state’s initial wolf hunt. The first half of the hunt coincided with the state’s firearms deer season. In the first half, the Northeast Zone was closed early after its quota was reached.

In East Central Minnesota, the quota is 10. So far, eight wolves have been killed. And, in the largest zone innorthwestern Minnesota, 57 wolves have been killed. The quota in that zone is 187.