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Minn. DNR Closes Another Wolf Zone

December 09, 2014 05:03 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources is closing the late wolf season a second hunting zone, where hunters and trappers have exceeded the season target.

Hunters and trappers in the northwest zone had registered 96 wolves killed by late Tuesday afternoon, 14 more than the zone's nonbinding target of 82. DNR wolf specialist Dan Stark says it's not clear why there's been a surge since late last week.

The northwest zone streches from northwestern Minnesota to western St. Louis County, including all of Itasca and Koochiching counties.

The DNR last Friday closed the northeast zone, where hunters and trappers registered 40 wolves, five over the zone's target of 35. The small east-central zone remains open. One wolf has been registered there with a target of nine.

Late-season hunters and trappers have now registered 133 wolves statewide. Hunters killed 124 in Minnesota's early hunting-only season.

The combined statewide harvest target was 250.

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