Wolves were delisted in the state on January 27, and since then, hunters, trappers, Native Americans, environmentalists, and anti-hunters have all been barking at each other as to what the state’s management plan should include. In the end, it looks much like what we’ve outlined in the past.
According to Outdoor Hub, hunters will be allowed to harvest 400 wolves, and 6,000 licenses will be offered – 3,600 in the early season, which starts on November 3 and will run for nine days or until 200 wolves are harvested. The remaining 2,400 licenses n the late season, which runs from November 24 through January 31, or until the quota is met. Trapping will be allowed in the late season, and 600 of the licenses are going to be reserved for trappers.
If you’re interested in hunting wolves, you can check out the nitty gritty details here.
Barring legal action, this will be how Minnesota‘s hunt shakes down. Montana is currently exploring adding trapping to its wolf season, and facing a lot of pushback from various sides. We’ll keep you posted, but hopefully the next time we’re talking about this, it will be opening day. –Brian McClintock
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