Doug Smith

Even if the fish aren’t biting, the ducks aren’t flying and the pheasants aren’t flushing, Doug Smith says any day spent outdoors is a good day. A Minnesota native, he’s been covering the outdoors for the Star Tribune since 1995. He considers walleyes fried over a campfire to be gourmet cuisine.

Minnesota's total wolf kill at 346

Posted by: Doug Smith Updated: December 27, 2012 - 2:42 PM

Minnesota's wolf hunters and trappers have killed 199 wolves so far in the late-season, and, including 147 wolves killed in the early season, now are 54 wolves shy of the DNR's  400-wolf target quota.

The total wolf kill for the early and late seasons now is 346. The late season ends Jan. 31, unless the target is reached before that date. 

Hunters during the late season, which began Nov. 24, have killed 132 wolves in the northwest zone, where the target quota is 187. That is the only zone still open. The northeast zone is closed  because hunters killed 58 wolves there, two above the 56-wolf target quota. And the east-central zone closed after  hunters in that zone killed nine wolves. The target quota was 10.

Hunters registered 147 wolves during the early portion of Minnesota’s first wolf season that ended Nov. 18,  53 fewer than the statewide harvest target. That means hunters and trappers in the second season can take up to 253 wolves.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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