DNR plans lower targets for upcoming hunting season as Minn. wolf population falls to 2,211

  • by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 6:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's midwinter wolf population has fallen by about 710 animals over the past five years to around 2,211, wildlife managers announced Tuesday, attributing the decline to fewer deer for wolves to prey upon and the resumption of sport hunting and trapping of wolves last fall.

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