Local

DNR Officials Expect Limited Wolf Season In 2012

View Comments
Gray Wolf, generic

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Nine Twin Cities Cops Attend Funeral Of Slain New York Officer
  2. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 28, 2014
  3. Cops: Alcohol May Be A Factor In Maple Grove Crash
  4. Wis. Man Keeps Christmas Tree Up For Decades
  5. Cold Spring 15-Year-Old Is World Champion At Racquetball

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Officials with the Minnesota DNR have started planning for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season later this year.

The action follows a December announcement that wolves will return to state management on Jan. 27 after about 35 years of being under federal protection. Tom Landwehr, the DNR commissioner, said they are taking a “deliberate and science-based” approach to implementing wolf hunting and trapping seasons.

Landwehr said the DNR’s job is to take action to ensure the long-term survival of wolves.

The DNR’s proposal to limit the wolf hunting season would manage the species as a prized and high-valued fur species by setting the season when pelts are prime, limiting the take through a lottery and requiring the registration of animals.

Minnesota has an estimated 3,000 wolves, a number that’s remained stable for the last 10 years.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,586 other followers