Page 2 of 2 Previous

Continued: Long shot: Bemidji college student bags wolf in an unlikely way

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 4, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Better lucky than good

Seagren grew up in the Twin Cities area and is studying biology and wildlife management at Bemidji State. He is also president of the student chapter of the Wildlife Society.

He hopes to become a wildlife biologist.

“I’d like to work with moose or wolves or deer,” he said.

An avid hunter, he applied last year for the late-season wolf season and figures he spent perhaps 20 days afield.

“I hunted hard,” he said. But never got a shot.

“It’s a challenge,” he said of hunting wolves. “They’re definitely smarter than any other animal I’ve hunted. It’s also just an excuse to get out in the woods.”

He doesn’t believe the state’s new wolf season will boost whitetail deer numbers, or hurt the wolf population.

“I like seeing them; they’re gorgeous animals,” he said. A wolf season, he said, “seems like a good management tool.”

This year, Seagren applied for the early wolf season, because he will be on an internship in Hawaii in January studying humpback whales. He hunted about 12 days, shot a deer the second weekend of the season, and then solely targeted a wolf.

He knows how difficult it is even to see a wolf, never mind stumbling upon one while moving through the woods.

“I couldn’t believe I got it on the last day of the season,” he said.

So what does a college student do with a wolf pelt?

“I might get a full-body mount,” Seagren said. “I’ll maybe put it in our cabin, or maybe my room.”

 

Doug Smith • dsmith@startribune.com

  • related content

  • Field report: Snow likely to hurt ice fishing for while

    Tuesday December 3, 2013

    Anglers eager to fish through hard water have gotten a jump on the early season, with ice sufficient to support...

  • Andrew Seagren, 21, of Bemidji, carried the wolf he shot on the last day of Minnesota’s early wolf season. “I got lucky,” he said.

  • Andrew Seagren, a student at Bemidji State, carried the wolf he shot on the last day of Minnesota’s early wolf season. “I got lucky,” he said.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.

ADVERTISEMENT

NY Mets 3 FINAL
St. Louis 2
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
Atlanta 2
Miami 7 FINAL
Washington 11
Detroit 4 FINAL
Philadelphia 4
Minnesota 6 FINAL
Baltimore 5
NY Yankees 7 FINAL
Houston 0
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Boston 3
Baltimore 4 FINAL
Toronto 2
Cincinnati 8 FINAL
LA Angels 6
Chicago Cubs 2 Top 8th Inning
Kansas City 0
Los Angeles 4 Top 7th Inning
San Francisco 8
Chicago WSox 4 FINAL
Cleveland 1
Milwaukee 0 Top 9th Inning
Oakland 7
Seattle 4 Top 8th Inning
San Diego 6
Texas 4 Bottom 7th Inning
Los Angeles 7
Colorado 8 Bottom 8th Inning
Arizona 7
Arizona 1 Top 9th Inning
Colorado 2
Houston 99 FINAL
Washington 91
LA Lakers 99 FINAL
Brooklyn 107
Minnesota 88 FINAL
New Orleans 110
Philadelphia 86 4th Qtr 1:50
Cleveland 87
Detroit 25 1st Qtr 0:32
Miami 23
LA Clippers 34 2nd Qtr 12:00
Boston 20
Dallas 6:00 PM
Indiana
Memphis 6:00 PM
San Antonio
Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Phoenix
Washington 5 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Calgary 4 2nd Prd :03
Nashville 1
Boston 1 2nd Prd 2:39
Carolina 0
Detroit 4 2nd Prd 4:12
NY Islanders 5
Florida 2 2nd Prd 3:47
Ottawa 0
Anaheim 6:00 PM
New Jersey
Chicago 6:30 PM
Winnipeg
San Jose 6:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Michigan State 76 FINAL
Louisville 70
Gonzaga 44 2nd Half 9:20
Duke 48
Philadelphia 0 2nd Half 25:00
Chicago 1
Toronto FC 6:00 PM
Real Salt Lake
(7) Florida State 74 FINAL
(3) South Carolina 80
Villanova 70 FINAL
West Virginia 75
Michigan 69 FINAL
Southern Miss 60
Temple 57 2nd Half 4:08
Middle Tennessee 49
Siena 41 2nd Half 6:30
Louisiana 44
St Marys-CA 62 2nd Half 3:30
UCLA 71
(5) Baylor 7:30 PM
(2) Notre Dame
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close