Early wolf season lottery winners must buy license by Wednesday

If you were one of the hunters selected in the lottery for Minnesota’s early wolf hunting season, you have until Wednesday to buy your license, the Department of Natural Resources said today.

After that, the DNR will be selling any remaining licenses on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon Monday to any early or late season applicant not selected in the lottery.

Eligible hunters, regardless of whether they entered the wolf season lottery, may purchase a remaining early season license at noon Nov. 1.

As of this past Friday, the DNR had sold about 2,000 of the 3,600 wolf licenses available for the early hunting season, which coincides with firearms deer season in each of Minnesota’s three wolf hunting zones.

Licenses are available from any DNR license agent, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense or by telephone at (888) 665-4236. Complete wolf hunting regulations are available online here.

Hunters selected by lottery for the late hunting and trapping season, which runs from Nov. 24 to Jan. 31, must buy their licenses by Nov. 15.

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