50 wolves were killed opening weekend by Sunday, news sources report.
Wolf season opened Saturday and a total of 3,600 licenses were issued for the season. 32 wolf kills were reported Saturday and by Sunday evening another 13 were killed, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said, The Republic Indiana reports.
In the North West region 20 wolves were harvested, 22 in the North East region, eight were harvested in the East Central region, who's target is nine wolves. State officials say wolf hunting will end in the East Central region Monday. Hunters are required to check the wolf count status each morning before hunting by calling 1-888-706-6367 or by visiting mndnr.gov/hunting/wolf so the DNR can actively monitor wolf numbers in each region, Kare 11 reports.
A quota of 200 wolves per season was set for a total of 400 wolves. Early season is from Nov. 3 to Nov. 18 and trapping season is from Nov. 24 to Jan. 31, The Pioneer Press reports.