Wolf license applications down sharply

Wolf license applications down sharply Click to Enlarge Photo:

Oct 7, 2013 at 8:50 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Applications for Minnesota wolf hunting and trapping licenses has dropped by almost half this year.

Last year was the Minnesota's first wolf hunt since the animals came off the endangered list. About 23,500 hunters and trappers applied for licenses. Dan Stark of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the number dropped to about 13,000 this year.

Stark said several factors might have contributed. He says there was some novelty last year for the first season, there are fewer licenses available this year, and the success rate for wolf hunters and trappers was low last year.

A total of 3,300 licenses were available this year, down from 6,000 last year. The target harvest is 220 wolves, down from 400 last year when 413 were taken.

Mike Tanner

Posted By Mike Tanner

News Director

Mike Tanner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 39°F (4°C)

Dewpoint: 36

Wind: 16 SE

Weather: mist

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Mon December 22, 2014

Calls to Santa...

Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Service...

Thu December 25, 2014


Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...