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Old November 6, 2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Minnesota Wolf Hunt Progress


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Hunting deer north of Duluth on Saturday morning, Garrett Mikrut had a whitetail doe and fawn run by about 10 yards from his stand. He thought a buck might be chasing the doe, so he readied himself for a shot.
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But it wasn’t a buck.
“I saw movement in the woods,” said the hunter from Circle Pines, Minn. “I realized it was two wolves.”
This is a very eloquent wolf hunting story.

PROGRESS is PROGRESS;
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/wolf/index.html
Day 1 ZONE'S NW 12 NE 16 EC 4 daily total = 32 (11/03)
Day 2 NW 8 NE 6 EC 4 daily total 18 = 50 (11/04)
Sub total 20 22 8
Day 3 NW 10 NE 6 EC 0 daily total 16 = 66 (11/05)
Sub total 30 28 (8)Closed
Day 4 NW 3 NE 1 EC (0) daily total 4 = 70 (11/06)
Sub total 33 29 (8) Closed
Day 5 NW 1 NE 3 EC (0) daily total 4 = 74 (11/07)
Sub total NW 34 NE 32 EC (8) Closed
Day 6 NW 2 NE 4 EC (0) daily total 6 = 80 (11/08)
Sub total NW 36 NE 36 EC (8) Closed


Here is a nice young Male Wolf taken by a local hunter on the opening day.
This camp had 5 wolves seen with one lost and 1 tagged.
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Old November 7, 2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Looks like pretty good progress!
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Old November 7, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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I am surprised also, however the numbers will not reduce the overall Wolf population in the State.
This will be an easy to find record to compare with future seasons.
I will update the thread each day.
I talked to the lucky hunter that bagged the Male Wolf in the lower picture this afternoon. He told me his taxidermist gave him a weight of 95lbs for it.(that picture just doesn't look that big and he said I should have been in on bringing it out of the swamp).
He will be getting it done in full body and just hasn't made up his mind what kind of position it ill be in.
He also had it in to the DNR today and they pulled 1 tooth for aging and a tissue sample for DNA.
I will try getting better pictures.
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Old November 10, 2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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Day 7 NW 4 NE 6 EC (0) daily total 10 = 90 (11/09)
Sub total NW 40 NE 42 EC (8) Closed
Day 8 NW 7 NE 1 EC (0) daily total 8 = 98 (11/10)
Sub total NW 47 NE 43 EC (8) Closed
Day 9 NW 7 NE 5 EC (0 Closed 11/05 ) daily total 12 =110 (Nov/11)
Sub total NW 54 NE 48 EC (8)
Day 10 NW 4 NE 5. EC (0). Daily total. 9 = [B]119[/B
Sub total. NW 58. NE 53 EC (8)
Day 11 NW 1 NE. 1. EC (0). Daliy total. 2 = 121
Sub total. NW. 59. NE 54 EC (8)

However, I learned today (11/10) from the local Conservation officer when he stopped by the shack for coffee that one of the East Central registrations was a Coyote.
So feel free to deduct one even though the official count will show the Yote.
This harvest is looking way better than I could imagine but their may be more Yotes and there could be some anti's that purchased a tag and registered. When I asked about that possibility, the CO said anyone not presenting a carcass for registration will be sited for failure to register.
That will be somewhere around $200.00 fine.
I sure hope that isn't happening.
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Old November 14, 2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Updates from other State Wolf hunts

Wisconsin Wolf Hunting = 72 harvested to date
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/wolf.html

Idaho Wolf Hunting = 92 harvested to date
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=121

Montana is call in for stats 1-800-358-7826 = 56 harvested to date
2011 harvest summary http://fwp.mt.gov/fwpDoc.html?id=54831

Wyoming Wolf Hunting = 34 Managed units, 16 other areas = 50 harvested to date
Gray Wolf Mortality Hotline 1-800-264-1280
(numbers given on that hotline did not match the number in the news release) http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/news-1001077.aspx
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Rumor has it. Fur buyers all around MN are offering 800 for a licensed adult gray wolf harvested. Nice piece of change can be had for someone who has no need for a wall pelt.
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Old November 14, 2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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That is a lot of money! I would have to see that to believe that. I was looking for prices earlier today and they were for sale all over for $350.00 and up to 6-7 C for a black, and those were all processed Alaskan.
But if its true, that would be nice.
The North East zone is closing tomorrow.
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Old November 14, 2012, 11:20 PM   #8
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Wow $800.00 for the pelt. and to think I gave mine away... Ah well live and learn.
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Old November 15, 2012, 11:15 AM   #9
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Daliy statistics

Every 5 days I loose my edit window so here are all the daily's.

PROGRESS is PROGRESS;
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/wolf/index.html

Day 1 ZONE'S NW 12 NE 16 EC 4 daily total = 32 (11/03)

Day 2 NW 8 NE 6 EC 4 daily total 18 = 50 (11/04)
Sub total 20 22 8

Day 3 NW 10 NE 6 EC 0 daily total 16 = 66 (11/05)
Sub total 30 28 (8)Closed

Day 4 NW 3 NE 1 EC (0) daily total 4 = 70 (11/06)
Sub total 33 29 (8) Closed

Day 5 NW 1 NE 3 EC (0) daily total 4 = 74 (11/07)
Sub total NW 34 NE 32 EC (8) Closed

Day 6 NW 2 NE 4 EC (0) daily total 6 = 80 (11/08)
Sub total NW 36 NE 36 EC (8) Closed

Day 7 NW 4 NE 6 EC (0) daily total 10 = 90 (11/09)
Sub total NW 40 NE 42 EC (8) Closed

Day 8 NW 7 NE 1 EC (0) daily total 8 = 98 (11/10)
Sub total NW 47 NE 43 EC (8) Closed

Day 9 NW 7 NE 5 EC (0 ) daily total 12 =110 (Nov/11)
Sub total NW 54 NE 48 EC (8)

Day 10 NW 4 NE 5. EC (0). Daily total. 9 = 119 (Nov/12)
Sub total. NW 58. NE 53 EC (8)

Day 11 NW 1 NE. 1. EC (0). Daily total. 2 = 121 (Nov/13)
Sub total. NW. 59. NE 54 EC (8)

Day 12 NW 2 NE 3 EC (0) Daily total 5 = 126 (Nov/14)
Sub total NW 61 NE 57 EC (8)

Day 13 NW 1. NE 2. EC (0). daily total 4 = [B]131]/B]
Sub total. NW 62. NE 61 EC (8) (NE had two more registered by
By morning of the 17 th

Day 14 NW. 65 NE (0). EC (0) Daliy total. 4 = 135
Sub total NW 65. NE (61) EC (8)

Day 15 NW 71 NE (0) EC (0). Daliy total 6 = 141

Day 16 NW 78 NE (0) EC (0) Daliy total 6 = 147
Sub totals NW 78. NE 61 EC 8
Early season is now closed. Late season will open on Saturday.
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Old November 21, 2012, 07:42 PM   #10
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Hate mail received

The lucky hunter that bagged the nice black wolf that is pictured put a couple other pictures on the Internet and has had a batch of hate mail come in from those that for some unknown reason believe the Gray Wolf needs coddling.
He has also been contacted by Cabelas as they apparently are in the market for a first season trophy. There is some big money associated with this contact from what I hear from other members of the hunting camp.
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Old December 1, 2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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Late Season Results

Nov 24,2012 Week 1 of 9
Day----NE Zone-----NW Zone-----EC Zone-----Daily tot----Season tot
Target's--56------------187------------10-------------------------253
1---------2=2 ----------3=3-----------0=0------------5-------------5
2---------5=7----------7=10-----------0=0----------12------------17
3---------1 =8----------1=11----------1=1------------3------------20
4---------5=13---------3=14----------1=2------------9------------29
5---------3=16---------1=15----------0=2------------4------------33
6---------4=20---------3=18----------0=2------------7------------40
7---------0=20---------2=20----------0=2------------2------------42
The results do not break down the trapping vs hunting results. I have a call in to the DNR looking for this, as I am more interested in the hunting results.
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Old December 5, 2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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2nd Season Week 2 results

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/wolf/index.html

Dec 1 Week 2
8--------2=22----------6=26-----------1=3------------9------------51= 198
9--------2=24----------2=28-----------0=3------------4------------55
10------1=25-----------0=28-----------0=3------------1------------56
11------2=27-----------4=32-----------0=3------------6------------62
12------1=28-----------1=33-----------0=3------------2------------64
13------1=29-----------3=36-----------1=4------------5------------69
14------1=30-----------7=43-----------0=4------------8------------77= 275

Dec 8 Week 3
Day----NE Zone-----NW Zone-----EC Zone----Daily tot----Season tot
15------9=39-----------2=45-----------0=4-----------11------------88

As of 12/5/12 these are the counts from other states,
Wisconsin counts, 104 w/10 to go.
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/wolf.html

Idaho Counts, 113 Hunting, 5 Trapping (??) not great trapping results??
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getPage=121

Wyoming Counts, 38 of 52 for Trophy, 19 registered in Predatory Zone
http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/Departme...ARY0003329.pdf

Montana is restricting calls from out of the area. Someone from Montana will have to post the tally if they would be so kind. Or PM me with the tally and I will post it.
1-800-358-7862 the recording will give out results for each unit and there are many. I had pen and pad ready when i found i could no longer connect.
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Old December 6, 2012, 04:29 AM   #13
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Not to start a stink but whats the point of hunting wolf? You can't eat em? Is it just for fun? Before someone says to control the population because wolves hunt ranchers animals keep in mind wolves diet is less than .01% of farm animals. Like I said not trying to start a fight by any means just never saw the point of hunting something like a wolf. Congrats on the success of your hunts though.
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Old December 6, 2012, 07:39 AM   #14
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I'm all for the wolf hunt, finally a legal season.
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:38 AM   #15
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Not to start a stink
Well then we shall just let your comment go because that is not what I am looking for in this thread.
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Old December 12, 2012, 12:01 AM   #16
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Week 3 Results

Day----NE Zone-----NW Zone-----EC Zone-------Daily -- Late Season Grand
Dec 8 Week 3 of 9 total total total
15------9=39-----------2=45-----------0=4--------11--------=88------------=235
16------4=43-----------3=48-----------0=4---------7--------=95
17------2=45-----------0=48-----------0=4---------2--------=97
18------2=47----------4=52------------1=5---------7-------=104
19------1=48----------5=57------------2=7---------8-------=112
20------1=49----------1=58------------2=9---------4-------=116
21------4=53----------6=64------------(0)closed---10------=126------------=273
End of week 3 East Central zone Closed today and North East tomorrow.
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Old December 18, 2012, 11:50 PM   #17
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Week 4 Late Season

According to Dan Stark The MN DNR Larg carnivore specialist, on Dec 10th 97 wolves were taken, of this count hunters had taken 30 and Trappers took 67.
Now today i ran into a trapper while he was at a Wrestling meet that I was doing EMT duty at and when I asked him if he drew a tag he said he hadn't but 3 of his Children did. Of those three the 2 daughters got theirs and the son who was wrestling today hasn't had a chance to put out any sets.
Here is a picture of one of the lucky ladies, and the picture of the second should be here tomorrow.
This wolf had lost the lower part of the left hind leg. She told me it had healed very well and they believe it may have been from the 1st season.
And she said it smelled very bad!

Day----NE Zone-----NW Zone-----EC Zone-----Daily tot----Season tot
22----4=57-----------3=67------------(0)-----------7---------=133
23-----(0)-----------10=77------------(0)----------10--------=143
24----(0)-------------5=82-------------(0)-----------5--------=148
25----(1)=58------- 3=85 -------------(0)-----------4--------=152
26----(0)------------4=89--------------(0)-----------4--------=156
27----(0)------------5=94--------------(0)-----------5--------=161
28th Day of the season NW Zone 6=100----------6--------=167-=314
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Old December 21, 2012, 02:00 PM   #18
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wolves

You people are unbelivable, hunting an animal that is engangered in most states and is threatened in your state. Whats the excuss "there are an estimated 1500 animals not what I would call over populated for the vast area they are found in. Even with permits this should not be allowed to go on. Look what happened to jaguars in Texas with permitted hunting.
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Old December 21, 2012, 02:31 PM   #19
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Boa, as a "biologist" you should be more than familiar with population dynamics, particularly regarding predation. Once again, populations can sustain predation. Every single population, past or present, has dealt with predation. Hunting this animal, regulated in this way, will not decimate the current population. I think you need to go back and hit the books, buddy
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Old December 21, 2012, 02:59 PM   #20
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Every single population, past or present, has dealt with predation. Hunting this animal, regulated in this way, will not decimate the current population.
I'm not sold on that. The listing of wolves was very politicized. We'll see in the next year or so whether it was a good idea.
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Old December 21, 2012, 03:55 PM   #21
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I also welcome Boa10 to The Firing Line Forum,

Could we please debate this in another thread that I started,

Why we Hunt Wolves,
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508274
Thank You, Please
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Old December 22, 2012, 01:55 PM   #22
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Ive been following boa10's posts. To be blunt he is anti hunting.
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Old December 25, 2012, 10:45 PM   #23
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Dec 22 Week 5 of 9

Day----NE Zone-----NW Zone-----EC Zone-----Daily tot----Season tot
29---(0)-------------4=104--------------(0)------------4--------=171
30---(0)------------8=112---------------(0)------------8--------=179
31---(0)------------4=116---------------(0)-----------4---------=183
32--Dec 25--------4=-120---------------(0)-----------4---------=187
33---(0)-----------10=130---------------(0)-----------10---------197
34---(0)------------5=135---------------(0)------------5--------=202
35---(0)-----------10=145---------------(0)-----------10-------=212=359
42 to go and that could very well happen this next week.

Wisconsin reached its quota all zones are closed 117 total harvest
Idaho still has open areas 120 harvested by hunting and 20 by traping.
Wyoming is at 41 of a quota of 52 and 23 registered in the preditory zone
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Old December 26, 2012, 07:52 AM   #24
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Jaguars are one thing; wolves are another.
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Old December 31, 2012, 12:31 AM   #25
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December 29th week 6, THE Last Week.

I Think the season will Quota out in a few day's, like 1-3-13??
I just hope Mr. Stark doesn't get nervous and close the season early!!!!
Remember weekday counts are averaging 4 per day

Day 36--North West Zone 6=151---season total=218
Day 37---------------------12=163----------------=230=24 to go
Day 38----------------------2=165----------------=232=22 " "
Day 39 --- There are no posted results, season "PENDING"
Day 40- about 4 this afternoon the website listed 181 and announced that the season will close at the end of shooting on Thursday Jan. 3rd. As of 2230 hrs the count still stands at 181. I would like to know where this number comes from and after watching the registration site every day of both seasons it has always been late afternoon and evening that the counts would go up.
And the phones are still calling the season closed.
Day 41--About 2 this afternoon the results on the web listed 191 up 10 from last night and early this morning. Like I have previously stated, most registrations came late afternoon and evening throughout the season but today 2 registrations were posted since 2 pm bringing the count up to 193 for the North West Season.
This brings the Late Season Harvest to 260.
I am curious to see if any more are posted after this 193 count.
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