Wolf Hunting Season
The third wolf hunting season in Minnesota will close Friday. Hunters and trappers killed more wolves than state goals. That’s why opponents want to end wolf hunting.
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.
The Tribal Councils of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have decided not to open their land to wolf hunting during the State season which begins November 3.
Less than three weeks before Minnesota’s first-ever wolf hunt, there is a last-ditch effort to protect the animals from hunters and trappers.
Officials with the Minnesota DNR have started planning for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season later this year.