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First-ever wolf lottery applications due Sept. 6

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Applications for Minnesota's first-ever regulated wolf hunting and trapping season are being taken now through Thursday, Sept. 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


Individuals may apply for only one license from three available options:

• Early season hunting, which runs from Nov. 3 through Nov. 18 in all Series 100 areas and Nov. 3 through Nov. 11 in Series 200 areas located within the northwest wolf hunting zone.

• Late season hunting, which runs from Nov. 24 through Jan. 31, 2013, in all three wolf zones.

• Late season trapping, which runs from Nov. 24 through Jan. 31, 2013, in all three wolf zones.

Target harvests have been established in each of the state's three wolf hunting zones. If a target harvest is achieved, hunting and trapping will be closed in that zone. The statewide target harvest is 400 wolves, which includes all three wolf zones.

Application can be made at any DNR license agent, via telephone at 888-665-4236 or online. There is a $4 application fee.

Lottery winners will be notified. Licenses will go on sale by Monday, Oct. 15. Wolf licenses cost $30 for residents and $250 for nonresidents.

The statewide bag limit is one wolf.