The gray wolf lost its federal endangered status in December and the Minnesota Legislature promptly authorized a hunting season in the state.
Now the Department of Natural Resources has finalized the hunt details, calling for two seasons this fall and winter designed to harvest up to 400 wolves.
The state’s wolf population is estimated at 3,000.
The first wolf season coincides with the deer season. The second runs from Nov. 24 to Jan. 31, which is 25 days longer than originally announced, says the Star Tribune. Trapping is also allowed in the second session.
Two hundred wolves can be taken in each of the two seasons,
Another change from the original plan: The hunting area has been divided into three zones instead of two, with harvests targets in each. Zones will be closed if quotas are reached, the paper said.