The 2014 wolf hunting and trapping season in northwestern Minnesota closes at the end of shooting hours on Friday, Dec. 27, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
By Thursday evening, Dec. 26,
hunters and trappers had harvested 86 wolves, three wolves short of the
northwest wolf zone’s harvest target. DNR officials called for the closure
anticipating that the target harvest would be met by the end of Friday, Dec.
Wolf hunting and trapping
continues in the east-central wolf zone for anyone with a valid license. The
late season in the east-central zone is scheduled to end on Friday, Jan. 31, or
whenever the target harvest is expected to be met, whichever comes first.
As of Dec. 27, hunters and
trappers had harvested five wolves in the east-central zone during the late
The late wolf season closed in
the northeast zone on Dec. 18; hunters harvested 37 wolves. During the early
hunting season, which concluded Nov. 25, hunters harvested 32 of 33 wolves in
the northeast; 56 of 73 wolves in the northwest; and no wolves in the
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.