Dozens of MN Wolves Harvested On Opening Day

By KBJR News 1

November 3, 2012 Updated Nov 3, 2012 at 10:51 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- The first managed wolf hunt in decades also started in Minnesota and a handful of hunters have already lucked out.

About 30 wolves have been registered with the Department of Natural Resources according to the agencies website.

According to Congressman Chip Cravaack, tag limit or not, the season should help protect the livelihood of farmers who have lost their cattle to wolves in the past.

"We want to manage the wolf population, and we want to make sure our farmers are protected, and our ranchers are protected for the livestock's sake, because that is their livelihood," Cravaack said.

Hunters must register their game before 10 p.m. the day of the harvest.

On Tuesday morning, the DNR offices in Two Harbors will be registering and identifying wolf carcasses and pelts from nine until to noon.