Skip to main content

45 wolves killed in opening weekend of Minnesota hunt


Hunters and trappers in northern Minnesota killed more than 40 wolves over opening weekend, about 40 percent of the target harvest for the early season, WCCO reports. The Star Tribune puts the number at 45.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources set this year's target for the hunting and trapping season at 220 wolves, down from about 400 last year, due to a 25 percent drop in population. However, the DNR said the long winter created ideal conditions for a large number of wolf pups this spring, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

The early season target is 106 wolves.

Minnesota held it's first-ever regulated wolf hunt last year after gray wolves were removed from federal protection. MPR says 66 wolves were killed in the season's first weekend last year.

Wisconsin's wolf hunt began Oct. 15 with a target of 251 wolves. Just three weeks into the season, hunters and trappers killed 204 wolves.

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Target store

Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

snow, blowing snow

Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.


Wolf hunt: DNR reports more than 100 wolves killed in first eight days

Minnesota hunters have killed at least 110 wolves in the first eight days of the state's highly controversial wolf hunt, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The statewide quota for the early hunting season is 200 wolves, which runs through Nov. 18 or until hunters reach the limit.