DNR Officials Expect Limited Wolf Season In 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Officials with the Minnesota DNR have started planning for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season later this year.

The action follows a December announcement that wolves will return to state management on Jan. 27 after about 35 years of being under federal protection. Tom Landwehr, the DNR commissioner, said they are taking a “deliberate and science-based” approach to implementing wolf hunting and trapping seasons.

Landwehr said the DNR’s job is to take action to ensure the long-term survival of wolves.

The DNR’s proposal to limit the wolf hunting season would manage the species as a prized and high-valued fur species by setting the season when pelts are prime, limiting the take through a lottery and requiring the registration of animals.

Minnesota has an estimated 3,000 wolves, a number that’s remained stable for the last 10 years.


    Two things onthis article.
    1. The DNR for ten years have said there are 3000 wolves in this state. Never more never less. My take is that the DNR are lying through there teeth. Anmials in the wild are never that stable.
    2.Can’t wait to shoot one.

  • Brett

    I’d say that the number of wolves is at least DOUBLE of what is being erroniously reported. Just can’t trust ANYBODY anymore.

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