WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

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. High School Football Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014
  2. Good Questions: Minnesota State Fair Edition
  3. Mayor Calls For Review Of St. Paul Skyway Arrest
  4. How To Prep Your Yard For Fall
  5. Former Wis. Deputy Charged In Double Homicide

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 1,816 other followers