At least 50 wolves taken during first weekend of state wolf hunt
ST. PAUL -- Hunters have taken 50 wolves during the early days of Minnesota's first-ever wolf hunting season.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports 20 were killed in the state's Northwest Zone, 22 in the Northeast Zone and eight in the East Central Zone, which is due to close tonight. Thirty-six-hundred wolf hunting licenses were issued by the state and the early wolf season ends in two weeks.
At least two Minnesota hunters are dead after opening weekend of the state's firearms hunting season. In Douglas County, 63-year-old James Swor of Carlos disappeared while tracking a buck he'd shot. Another person from his party backtracked and found Swor on the ground, suffering from a medical condition. He died at the scene. One Saturday, 64-year-old Donald Bixby died after being shot by another hunter near Bemidji. That incident is being investigated In Stearns County, a 14-year-old accidentally shot himself in the foot while in his tree stand in Paynesville Township. The boy sustained minor injuries.