DNR: Minnesota Sees Slight Decline In Wolf PopulationThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the state’s wolf population has declined slightly from last year, but not enough to be statistically significant.
DNR Closes Northwest Wolf Zone; 1 Zone Still OpenThe Department of Natural Resources is closing the late wolf season in northwestern Minnesota, where hunters and trappers have exceeded the season target.
Hunters Kill 98 Wisconsin WolvesIt looks like Wisconsin's third wolf season could be over soon. The season began on Oct. 15. It's slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.
Protesters To Shadow Wisconsin Wolf Hunters A group of protesters plans to shadow wolf hunters in Wisconsin so they can observe their methods. Wisconsin's third annual wolf hunt began Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, released a statement saying 11 members are operating out of a base camp on public lands in northern Wisconsin.
Minn. DNR: Fewer Wolves Shot For Predator Control Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control. Department of Natural Resources wolf specialist Dan Stark told a legislative hearing Tuesday the number of wolves killed because they were preying on livestock fell from 295 in 2012 to 127 last year.
Wolf Hunt Wraps Up In Northwestern Minn.The Department of Natural Resources is closing the wolf hunting season in northwestern Minnesota at the end of Friday’s hunting hours. The DNR reports that 86 wolves have been harvested so far in the northwest wolf zone, which is three wolves short of the harvest target number. The decision was made Thursday evening in anticipation of the target being met by late Friday.
DNR Closes Wolf Season In Northeastern Minn.The 2014 wolf hunting and trapping season in northeastern Minnesota will close at the end of the day Wednesday, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR posted a notice of the season closing on Tuesday evening -- after hunters and trappers had harvested 30 wolves.
Officials: At Least 17 Wolves Killed In Mich. Hunt Michigan authorities say at least 17 wolves have been killed in the Upper Peninsula during the state's first wolf hunt in decades. The state Department of Natural Resources says the latest count is through 6 a.m. EST Sunday.
DNR: Northeast Minn. Wolf Hunt Zone ClosedOne of Minnesota’s wolf hunting zones has been closed, the Department of Natural Resources says. On Monday, the DNR’s website said the northeastern wolf hunting zone is now closed. The zone’s target harvest was listed at 33 wolves; hunters have killed 31. Thirteen of those harvested were killed on the hunt’s opening weekend.
DNR: More Than 40 Wolves Harvested On Opening WeekendMinnesota hunters killed more than 40 wolves over the hunt’s opening weekend, slightly fewer than the number harvested in last year’s inaugural wolf hunt opener, according to DNR reports.
Minnesota Opens Its 2nd Wolf Season SaturdayMinnesota opens it second wolf hunting season Saturday since the animals came off the endangered list. The Department of Natural Resources has set the target harvest at 220 wolves, down from 400 for last year's inaugural season when hunters and trappers killed 413.
Michigan Legislator Says His Wolf Story Was Untrue A legislator has taken to the Michigan Senate floor to apologize for putting false information about the sighting of wolves outside a day care center in his resolution urging Congress to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections.