Wolf hunting and trapping in Minnesota's northeast zone will close at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Friday.

The harvest target for the northeast zone during the late season was 35 wolves. Thirty-one had been registered as of Thursday afternoon.

Wolf hunting and trapping continues in the northwest and east-central wolf zones. The late season in those zones is scheduled to end on Jan. 31, or whenever the target harvest is expected to be met, whichever comes first.

As of Thursday, late-season hunters and trappers had harvested 22 wolves in the northwest zone and none in the east-central zone.

That means hunters and trappers in the late season have killed 53 wolves so far. Hunters killed 124 during the early wolf season, meaning a total of 177 wolves have been killed thus far. This year, the DNR set the total wolf quota at 250.

Complete wolf hunting information, including a map of the wolf zones, is available online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/wolf. Information about wolf management is available online at www.mndnr.gov/wolves.

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