St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Wolf hunting and trapping in the northeast zone of Minnesota will end Saturday, December 15th.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the closing is the second zone closing in two days. The DNR announced Thursday that the east-central zone would close at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Friday.
The northwest zone remains open through Thursday, January 31, 2013, or until its target harvest is reached. Permits are not zone-specific, allowing hunters and trappers to hunt or trap in any open zone.
The harvest target for the northeast zone during the late season is 56 wolves. 52 were registered when DNR initiated season closure on Dec. 14. Nine of 10 were registered in the east-central zone as of Dec. 14.
Hunters and trappers in all zones have registered a total of 123 wolves so far during the late season.
The total harvest target for all zones is 253 wolves for the late season.