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Wolf hunt ends for east-central Minnesota; northeast hunt ends Saturday

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The end of the hunting season is drawing near for the northeast wolf hunting and trapping zone, reported The Associated Press.

According to The Associated Press, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will close the zone Saturday to conclude the late wolf hunting season.

The east-central zone season ended Friday with nine kills registered, one short of the quota for the area.

As of Friday, 53 wolf kills were registered for the northeast zone. The quota for the late season is 56.

The northwest zone is open until Jan. 31.

The early season of the Minnesota wolf hunt yielded 147 kills, 54 short of the state quota.

The hunts went on despite protests by such groups as Howling for Wolves.

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