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Tamarac, Hamden Slough off-limits to wolf hunting

No wolf hunting is allowed in national wildlife refuges in Minnesota, including Tamarac and Hamden Slough, according to a news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

But waterfowl production areas are open for wolf harvest.

"Although changes have been made recently to Minnesota State hunting laws to allow regulated wolf hunting, the public is reminded that wolf hunting is currently prohibited on national wildlife refuges in Minnesota," the news release says.

The national wildlife refuges "are not open to such activities until deemed appropriate and require a public review process."

In addition to no wolf hunting on the Tamarac and Hamden Slough refuges, wolf hunting is also prohibited on Agassiz, Glacial Ridge, Rydell, Rice Lake and Crane Meadows national wildlife refuges in Minnesota.

"Waterfowl Production Areas, which are also administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will be open for wolf harvest per Minnesota state hunting regulations," according to the news release.

These areas are generally located in the western portion of the northwest hunting zone and are managed by wetland management district offices in Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls.