Dec 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) - At least one wolf hunting zone in Minnesota is slated to close at the end of shooting hours today.
The DNR says 93 wolves have been registered in the northeast zone, prompting the closing. That number is 4 over the late season target for the area. The season remains open in the east-central zone until Jan. 31, or whenever the target is expected to be met. Hunters and trappers have taken five wolves in the zone out of a target of 10. The late wolf season closed Dec. 18 in the northeast zone, where hunters and trappers killed 37 wolves, four more than the target.
Hunters killed 88 wolves in Minnesota's early hunting-only season, Altogether, late-season hunters and trappers registered 135 wolves by midday Friday, bringing the total to 223.
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