DNR: Minnesota’s Wolf Population Likely Grew 25 Percent In Last YearA new survey suggests that Minnesota’s wolf population has increased 25 percent in the last year, and experts say it’s likely because deer populations have also grown in the predator’s range.
Up To $7.5K Reward Offered In Illegal Killings Of 3 Minn. Gray WolvesOfficials with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service say a reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the killings of three Minnesota gray wolves.
Advocates Seek Gray Wolf Status Change To Pre-Empt CongressWildlife advocates have petitioned federal officials to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species, hoping to retain at least some protections that lawmakers in Congress want to repeal.
Experts Say Great Lakes Wolves Aren't EndangeredA group of wolf experts disputes that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the population spread to other states.
Wolf Hunting Banned In MinnesotaA federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the combined population is estimated at around 3,700.
Feds Defend Plan To Drop Gray Wolf Protection The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is strongly defending its proposal to drop federal protection for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states ahead of a series of public hearings on the plan.
Good Question: How Effective Is The Endangered Species List?The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state's endangered species list. It's the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.
DNR Removes Gray Wolves, Bald Eagles From Endangered Species ListThe Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has removed bald eagles, gray wolves and snapping turtles from their list of endangered, threatened and special-concern species on Monday. Twenty-nine species were removed from the list, 180 plant and animal species were added and the statuses of 91 species were either upgraded or downgraded. Rick Baker, the DNR’s endangered species coordinator, says the list’s purpose is to help certain species - not confine and isolate them.
Government Moves To Wrap Up Gray Wolf RecoveryFederal officials are declaring victory in their four-decade campaign to rescue the gray wolf, a predator the government once considered a nuisance and tried to exterminate.
Wis. Wolf Hunt Begins; Groups File Intent To SueWisconsin's first organized wolf hunt has started with no kills reported. The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals have filed notice that they plan to sue to get the animal back on the endangered species list in the Great Lakes region.
Wolf Hunt Protesters To Gather At DNR ThursdayOpponents of the upcoming gray wolf hunt plan to protest on Thursday outside the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul.
2 Accused Of Killing Wolves, Lying About ItAn indictment from the U.S. Attorney's Office claims two Minnesota men shot two endangered wolves and then lied to investigators about it.