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Pellet Gun Killed Wolf That Fled Isle Royale Park

Federal officials say a wolf that fled from Isle Royale National Park and was found dead on the Minnesota mainland had been shot with a pellet gun. Park officials said Friday the 5-year-old female was shot in the chest with a lightweight pellet.

03/14/2014

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Panel Says Federal Wolf Plan Used Unproven Science

A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review panel said the government is relying on unsettled science to make its case. Federal wildlife officials want to remove the animals from the endangered species list across the Lower 48 states, except for a small population in the Southwest. The five-member U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service peer review panel was tasked with reviewing the government’s claim that the Northeast and Midwest were home to a separate species, the eastern wolf.

02/07/2014

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DNR Says Hunt Targeted Problem Wolves

Most of the wolves killed during the recent hunt in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula probably belonged to packs that have caused problems for people, which partially fulfilled a primary objective of the season even though fewer animals were shot than expected, state wildlife biologists say.

01/26/2014

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Wolf Kill Total Remains 20 In Chill-Slowed UP Hunt

The take in the first Upper Peninsula wolf hunt in four decades remains at 20, as frigid weather continues to keep the killing down. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that’s the total as of 6 a.m. Sunday.

12/15/2013

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Michigan Legislator Says His Wolf Story Was Untrue

A legislator has taken to the Michigan Senate floor to apologize for putting false information about the sighting of wolves outside a day care center in his resolution urging Congress to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections.

11/07/2013

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Wisconsin’s Largest Wolf Hunt Zone To Close

Wisconsin’s largest wolf-hunting zone is about to close, leaving only a single zone open just three weeks into the season.

11/06/2013

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Foes Of Wolf Hunt Looking For Allies At T-Wolves Opener

People fighting the state’s controversial wolf hunt appealed to fans of a different kind of wolf in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night. As Timberwolves fans filed in for the season opener, many of them encountered advocates for real wolves inside Target Center.

10/30/2013

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Symposium On Wolves Draws Opposing Views To Duluth

Wolf experts from 19 nations will meet in Duluth for a major symposium this weekend focused on the future of the animal and its interactions with people.

10/10/2013

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Wolf Suspected Of Attacking Teen Did Not Have Rabies

Tests show the wolf suspected of attacking a 16-year-old boy over the weekend did not have rabies. The DNR trapped and killed a wolf they believed attack the teen, but they are still waiting on the results of DNA tests to be sure.

08/29/2013

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Teen Recalls Wolf Attack, Says He Was Only Scared For A Moment

Few shorelines in Minnesota are more serene than the wild and western side of Lake Winnebigoshish. As gentle waves lap the rocky coast, campers and anglers alike get a true sense of wilderness along one of the state’s premier fishing lakes.

08/27/2013

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Teen Survives Wolf Attack In North-Central Minn.

It’s being called the first confirmed attack of a person by a gray wolf in Minnesota history, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Now, a 16-year-old Solway boy is home recovering from a vicious bite wound to the head. It happened early Saturday morning at the West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish in north central Minnesota. The campground is operated by the U.S. Forest Service and was temporarily closed following the wolf attack. The gray wolf, also known as a timber wolf, was captured by trappers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The wolf was shot and killed to permit testing for rabies at the University of Minnesota veterinary diagnostic lab.

08/26/2013

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DNR Removes Gray Wolves, Bald Eagles From Endangered Species List

The 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.

08/19/2013

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Wolf Advocates Post How-To Manual For Saboteurs

Environmentalists upset with a federal proposal to remove protections for wolves across most of the U.S. have posted a manual on how to disrupt wolf hunts and sabotage traps.

08/13/2013

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Wis. Outdoorsmen Vote: No Dogs In Wolf Hunt

Wisconsin outdoor enthusiasts who attended the Conservation Congress’ spring hearings narrowly voted to ban wolf hunters from using dogs, even though they overwhelmingly approved new regulations governing the practice on the same ballot.

04/10/2013

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MN Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments Against Wolf Hunting

Critics of wolf hunting in Minnesota took their case to the State Appeals Court today. They argue the state moved too quickly to establish a hunting season last year.

04/03/2013

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