Wolf Inspection May Lead to Valuable Information

Updated: 11/07/2012 5:11 AM KSTP.com By: Ellen Galles

The Minnesota DNR is hoping to learn some valuable information from this year's controversial wolf hunt.  Tuesday was the first day for hunters to bring their harvested wolves to DNR stations for registration and inspection.

During the inspection process the DNR takes biological samples.  They'll take a tooth from each animal to determine its age, and liver and kidney samples to test for disease.  The information will help them manage the population.

So far there have been 69 wolves shot this season.