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WOLF LOTTERY RESULTS ARE OUT!!


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I was fortunate to get one, now to capitalize on it. My plan is to pile our gut piles in one spot near a stand and hunt over that during the deer season.

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I wonder how many the antis got?

My guess would be zero unless they could provide proof of a previous hunting or trapping licence when they applied.

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My guess would be zero unless they could provide proof of a previous hunting or trapping licence when they applied

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Here is what it says in the regs...

Who is Eligible? All applicants must present proof of a previous or current hunting license in order to apply. All applicants born after December 31, 1979 must have a valid Firearms Safety Certificate prior to purchasing a license, unless they are a Minnesota resident under age 13 or have not had their small game hunting privilege suspended pursuant to M.S. Section 97A.421. Persons born after December 31, 1989, who have not been issued a trapping license in a previous license year, may not obtain a wolf trapping license without a trapper education certificate.

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"previous or current hunting license"

For any MN resident who cares enough to try to screw with the system they can just buy a small game hunting license or something for this season along with the wolf license. It isn't very cost prohibitive.

I think plenty of licenses are going to actual hunters and a bunch of wolves will get shot. We the hunters will be happy. All the folks in the TC area are going to be up in arms when the kill numbers make the news and the pictures start showing up on the internet.

How it shakes out after that is anyone's guess.

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The station I work for did an interview with the DNR's NW Regional Director this morning...and she said that it will be very interesting to see how the harvest goes, as the DNR had consulted with a Wolf Expert from the Alaska DNR and "he" estimates that in the inaguaral season that MN will be lucky if 50 to 75 Wolves are harvested TOTAL!! Consider in Alaska...they only sell about 50,000 hunting & trapping license combined...they can shoot up to 5 wolves per season and for trappers there is no limit...and thier average annual harvest is only about 500!! We will have only 6,000 licensed hunters and trappers out there....we will have a much smaller area for them to cover, but 6,000 hunters in what 100 milion acres? He could be right...She said the DNR is hoping for much better results especially in the western areas as wolves have become quite a problem with livestock and pet depredation...She also told me that in Itasca County that they had documentedd 6 dogs that were killed by wolves in one week!! The Alaska Wolf expert also said that the majority of the harvest will be made by only the most skilled hunters and trappers....Come on folks...lets show Alaska how to hunt wolves!!

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I never heard about that. They didnt ask me when I applied.

Who is Eligible? All applicants must present proof of a previous or current hunting license in order to apply. All applicants born after December 31, 1979 must have a valid Firearms Safety Certificate prior to purchasing a license, unless they are a Minnesota resident under age 13 or have not had their small game hunting privilege suspended pursuant to M.S. Section 97A.421. Persons born after December 31, 1989, who have not been issued a trapping license in a previous license year, may not obtain a wolf trapping license without a trapper education certificate

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I guess you looked into it more than I did. I just went in to the gas station on the way home and said I want to apply for a wolf permit.

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I still think that it would have been a much better idea to let whoever wanted a license buy on and once the quota is met the season closes. A lot more revenue generated and everyone is happy.

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The anti's can't apply, score, and then sit on an unused license. I listened to an interview with Dan Stark, the DNR's wolf biologist, and he mentioned they would be selling all licenses offered, so if you draw and don't buy it, they'll give it to someone else. I don't know when the buying deadline is, maybe one of you guys that got one knows?

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Yea, the part about proof of a previous hunting license is on the first page of the wolf regs as is the purchase dealines...

for early season hunters you have to purchase by October 24th

Unsold tags go on sale to unsuccessful lotter applicants on October 29th

if there are any remaining..."anyone" can purchase one on November 1st

Late season hunters must purchase by November 15th

Unsold available to unsuccessful applicants on November 19th

and to "anyone" on November 21st

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