A Minnesota hunter is pushing for change after his dog was caught and killed in a trap. Mark Johnson’s 7-year-old lab, Bronco, was killed in a body grip trap while they were grouse hunting near Bemidji in October.
Demonstrators gathered at the Governor’s mansion Saturday afternoon to protest a decision by the DNR to allow the expansion of a certain type of trap to public walk-in-access hunting areas. The conibear, or “body grip,” traps are used to catch bobcats and other wild animals.
The Department of Natural Resources is closing the wolf hunting season in northwestern Minnesota at the end of Friday’s hunting hours. The DNR reports that 86 wolves have been harvested so far in the northwest wolf zone, which is three wolves short of the harvest target number. The decision was made Thursday evening in anticipation of the target being met by late Friday.
The second part of Minnesota’s wolf hunting season starts this weekend. It includes both hunting and trapping.
Minnesota is taking applications for its upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season.
A group called Howling for Wolves is paying for billboards around the Twin Cities to oppose the new wolf hunting and trapping seasons this fall.
Minnesota is releasing details about its plans for the state’s first regulated wolf hunting and trapping season. The wolf season will start Nov. 3 when the firearms deer season opens.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking citizen input on three hunting and trapping issues at a series of public meetings this winter.
In a packed state capitol hearing room, Minnesota lawmakers are refining something that hasn’t been done in 40 years.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says federal officials have pledged money to restart the wolf trapping program in Minnesota.