For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around their cabins and pastures, eying up Fido or Bessie. The tables are about to turn: Both states plan to launch their first organized wolf hunts in the coming weeks.
Hunters and trappers who entered the lottery for licenses in Minnesota’s first-ever wolf season can now check online to see if they won.
Would-be wolf hunters are lining up for a shot at an elusive prey this fall, when Minnesota plans to open its first season since the gray wolf came off the endangered species list.
The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association reminds hunters this is the last day to apply for lottery antlerless deer and wolf hunting permits.
Minnesota has paid out a record $154,136 to residents whose livestock or pets were killed by wolves in the past year, part of a gradual upward trend also seen in Wisconsin and Michigan.
The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn., has introduced two new wolf pups to the pack.
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.
Minnesota’s first wolf hunting season would open at the same time as the state’s main firearms deer season this fall under broad legislation a Minnesota House committee will consider this week.
The public will get a chance this week to sound off on a Republican bill that would establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is proposing to let hunters and trappers take 400 wolves this fall.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its wolf management plan will split the state into two zones, north and south.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says federal officials have pledged money to restart the wolf trapping program in Minnesota.
Some scientists say restoring wolves in the West could help restore the Canada lynx, a threatened species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts a public meeting in northern Minnesota on Tuesday night on its latest proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Three days after Minnesota Zoo handlers shot and killed an endangered wolf that escaped its enclosure, officials there are still defending their actions to residents who wonder why the wolf couldn’t just have been tranquilized.