ST. PAUL, Minn. - Numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) show that applications for the first-ever state sanctioned wolf hunt are coming in at a brisk pace.
As of Wednesday 15,759 people had applied for a wolf license. The lottery will award 3,600 licenses during the early season and 2,400 during the late season; At least 600 of those will be for trapping.
The DNR reminds interested parties that Thursday, Sept. 6 is the deadline for applying for a wolf hunting license.
Lottery winners will be notified and licenses will go on sale by Monday, Oct. 15. Non-resident licenses issued through the lottery will not exceed 5 percent of the total wolf hunting licenses.
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