Hunters and trappers who applied to participate in Minnesota’s first-ever formal wolf season can check lottery results online here to see if they were successful in the drawing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced . They also can view a copy of the 2012 wolf season regulations handbook.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received more than 23,000 applications for the 6,000 available licenses. A maximum of 400 wolves can be taken by hunters and trappers together.
Lottery winners, who also will receive notification and wolf hunting regulations via postal mail, now may purchase their licenses from a DNR license agent, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense or by telephone at (888) 665-4236.
Participants in the early season hunt, which coincides with firearms deer season, must purchase their wolf licenses by Oct. 24. Participants in the late hunting and trapping season, which runs from Nov. 24, to Jan. 31, must buy their licenses by Nov. 15.
Any licenses not sold by those dates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to unsuccessful lottery applicants beginning at noon on Oct. 29 for the early season and at noon on Nov. 19 for the late hunting and trapping season.