Hunters bag 147 wolves as state's first season ends

  • Article by: HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 25, 2012 - 7:57 PM

The DNR had set a quota for the early season of 200 wolves.

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DufferHNov. 18, 12 9:47 PM

These stories of the wolf kills confirm the belief of a lot of non-hunters that hunters are just in it for the thrill of the kill.

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freedumb86Nov. 18, 1210:07 PM

With fewer of these top predators, I can finally bag the highly- prized diseased and faminished buck. Good ridance wolves!

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bosshogNov. 18, 1210:29 PM

Seems like something is askew when you had only half the limit in the NW section. This is also the section that has the most cattle and farming in "wolf country". Could it be there was a lot of political pressure instead of science to have such a high limit in that section? There is a lot of talk by people in the NW section that wolves have been killing livestock yet little to no proof. It seems the policy is that if you are in doubt why something was killed or missing blame a wolf. Lets ignore the fact that I've seen first-hand a neighbors pack of german shepherds take down a deer. I'm sure if there was cattle nearby they would have killed them as well and it would have appeared as though it was a wolf attack.

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lonedrakeNov. 19, 12 1:21 AM

At least they are adding the 53 to the overall total. I think the DNR actually did a good job setting this season. Heres to 400 by seasons end.

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archyopterxNov. 19, 12 5:48 AM

next time the state should sell unlimited tags,and then end the season when the quota is reached.Then the amount of people who see a wolf,AND have a tag,will be much higher.

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strib1991Nov. 19, 12 6:04 AM

Shameful, shameful, shameful. All for the blood-thirsty 'hunters' . . . and for what?? A bloody skin to hang on their wall. Was the wolf meat donated to local food shelves then? These hunting seasons are a joke and if they hold these every year it's only a matter of a few years before the population is annihilated again. I believe the population numbers were HIGHLY INFLATED just so this hunt could be made possible. If there are over 3500 wolves in this state, then prove it. The public wants proof.

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scott44Nov. 19, 12 6:48 AM

73.5% success, not to dang shabby. Congratulations to those that filled there tag.

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voner26Nov. 19, 12 7:22 AM

There are still lots of these predators roaming the woods fearless of man as they continue to lope and bound around our deer stands. Our party could have shot 5 opening weekend but we don't kill what we don't eat. Those that really want a wolf just has to bait and shoot or sit near a well known deer trail day after day and they will show up sooner or later. Years ago you barely caught a glimpse of them, when now they are so abundant its not hard to see them if you are patient.

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fooledmeonceNov. 19, 12 8:26 AM

thanks and a round of applause to the "harvestors of wolves" in the first half of the wolf season, good job shooters and trappers, its emotionally uplifting to read your stories of the hunt

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jackcokeNov. 19, 12 8:33 AM

scott44, it's actually only a 4% success rate so far. There were 3600 licenses sold for the first season.

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