Northeast Minnesota Early Wolf Season Closes Thursday

The Department of Natural Resources announced this afternoon that the early wolf season in northeast Minnesota will close at the end of shooting hours Thursday.

The northwest zone remains open through Sunday in 100-series deer permit areas. The season closed Nov. 11 in 200-series deer permit areas, and the DNR closed the east-central zone on Monday, Nov. 5. Hunters with permits for closed zones are allowed to hunt wolves in the northwest zone during the early season while it remains open.

The harvest target for the northeast zone during the early season is 58 wolves. Hunters had registered 57 when the DNR initiated season closure.

Hunters in all zones have killed 125 wolves so far in the early season, and the target harvest is 200.

Complete wolf hunting information, including a map of the wolf zones, is available online at