The State Department of Natural Resources has finalized rules for Minnesota’s first wolf hunting and trapping season this fall and it caps animal quota’s in three zones across upper Minnesota, although the target harvest statewide continues to be 400 wolves.
Steve Merchant, with the DNR, says the quota in Northwestern Minnesota will be 265 animals, 117 in Northeastern Minnesota and 18 in East Central Minnesota.
The season will be split into two; with the early wolf season starting November 3rd, which is also the opening day of the firearms deer season.
A total of six thousand licenses will be offered, 3,600 for the early season and 2,400 for the late. Licenses will be awarded by lottery, the license will cost $30 for Minnesota residents and $250 dollars for nonresidents.