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Minnesota DNR to set targets for wolf hunt

ST. PAUL - DNR officials are expected to release target harvest numbers today for this fall's second wolf hunting season in Minnesota.

The agency announced earlier this month the hunt will go on, even though the latest survey shows 2,200 wolves in Minnesota, down about 700 from five years ago. Maureen Hackett with Howling for Wolves says the DNR has rushed into the hunt before assessing the impact it may have.

The DNR's C.B. Bylander responds that the population exceeds the state's minimum wolf population goal of at least 1,600 wolves, and is above the federal recovery goal range of 1,251 to 1,400 animals.