Hunters killed more than 40 wolves in northern Minnesota during the first weekend of the wolf season, Department of Natural Resources data show.
Most were killed in northwest Minnesota, the DNR reported. Hunters in northeast Minnesota so far have taken about half of that area's wolf hunt limit.
The early hunt concludes on Nov. 24, but zones may close when the limits are reached. The number of registered wolf hunters has dropped significantly from last year, the opening of the first regulated hunt.