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Hunters bag more than 60 wolves in opening days of season

Three days into the season, hunters in the northern wolf-hunting zones had taken over 60 wolves as of Monday, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Research biologist for the DNR, John Erb, tells the newspaper that about 1 percent of hunters have been successful. In western states in the past, hunting success have been less than 1 percent.
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Three days into the season, hunters in the northern wolf-hunting zones had taken more than 60 wolves as of Monday, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Research biologist for the DNR, John Erb, tells the newspaper that about 1 percent of Minnesota hunters have been successful. In the past, hunting success in some western states have been less than 1 percent.

Experts tell MPR about half of the harvest occurs in the first weekend of the season. The DNR closed the east-central zone around Lake Mille Lacs where eight of the zone's alotted nine wolves were killed.

Garrett Mikrut of Circle Pines, a long-time deer hunter north of Duluth, was one of 36 hunters to get a wolf on opening day. The animal weighed in at 80 pounds.

The DNR is keeping an online tally of wolves hunted this season.

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