DNR outlines details of Minnesota's wolf hunt

The first regulated hunting and trapping season will target 400 wolves and be split into two parts coinciding with the firearms deer season starting in November. A total of 3,600 licenses will be available for the early season and 2,400 for the late season. The DNR will take public comments online through June 20.
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The first regulated hunting and trapping season will target 400 wolves and be split into two parts coinciding with the firearms deer season starting in November. A total of 3,600 licenses will be available for the early season and 2,400 for the late season.

The Star Tribune breaks down the details. The DNR will take public comments online through June 20.

Retired International Wolf Center director Mary Ortiz told MPR there's good and bad elements about the hunt. Listen below:

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