Dennis Anderson

Dennis Anderson has been a Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993, before which, for 13 years, he held the same position at the Pioneer Press. He enjoys casting and shooting. Dogs, too, and horses. Also kids and, occasionally, crusading in his column for improved conservation.

614 surplus wolf permits still available for deer season

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: October 26, 2012 - 12:51 PM

A total of 614 of the available 3,600 wolf permits the Minnesota DNR offered for the deer season went unsold.

The surplus permits will be available to hunters who applied for, but did not recieve, a first-season wolf hunting permit on a first-come first-served basis beginning noon on Monday.

Any leftover permits will be available to other hunters, whether or not they entered the application lottery, beginning at noon, Nov. 1.

Here are details from the DNR:

The DNR allocated a total of 6,000 wolf licenses. The remaining 2,400 licenses are for the late season, which begins Saturday, Nov. 24, and concludes Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Trapping is legal in the late season.

Surplus wolf licenses are available from any DNR license agent, online at or by telephone at 888-665-4236. Complete wolf hunting regulations are available online at

Hunters and trappers selected by lottery for the late season must buy their licenses by Thursday, Nov. 15.


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