Should Gray Wolves Stay Protected By The Federal Government?They are Minnesota's iconic image of wilderness, as well as a successful restoration story. Now, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service says gray wolves should be removed from the Endangered Species Act.
Minnesota House Narrowly Votes To Ban Wolf Hunting For SportThe Minnesota House has voted narrowly to ban a resumption of wolf hunting for sport in Minnesota.
Wolf Hunting Opponents To Gather At Minnesota CapitolOpponents of wolf hunting gather at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to celebrate a court decision that put the region's wolves back on the endangered list. It's being organized by Howling for Wolves, which opposes sport hunting and trapping of wolves.
Dayton Proposes More Compensation To Farmers For Wolf LossesNow that wolves are back on the endangered list in Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal includes more money to compensate farmers for livestock losses. The governor's budget would provide $125,000 annually for wolf depredation compensation.
Another Wolf Hunting Season To Start SundayAnother season of wolf hunting is set to begin Sunday. Late season hunting and trapping runs through Jan. 31 in all zones. They can close earlier, though, if the harvest target is reached.
DNR Closes NE Minnesota's Early Wolf SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is closing the early wolf hunting season in the northeastern part of the state. Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the rest of the 2014 early firearms season at the end of shooting hours on Friday.
DNR Ups Licenses For 2014 Wolf SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is increasing the number of licenses available for the 2014 wolf hunting season. The DNR announced they would be making 3,800 hunting and trapping licenses available, which is an increase of 500 from last year's seasons.
Group Urges Gov. Dayton To End Wolf Hunt A Minnesota-based group asked Gov. Mark Dayton to put a stop to the wolf-hunting season Friday afternoon at the State Capitol. The group “Howling for Wolves” says too many wolves are dying, even though the number that hunters can kill in Minnesota was slashed in half this year, compared with 2012. Last year, 413 wolves could be harvested. This year, the number is set at 220. After last year's season, it was estimated that the state's wolf population went down by a fourth since 2008, which is why the number of licenses was reduced for 2013.
Minnesota Hunters Register 45 Wolves Since SaturdayMinnesota hunters killed around 45 wolves since the opening of its second wolf-hunting season since the animals were removed from the endangered list, the Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.
Plan Lifts Lower 48 States' Wolf ProtectionsThe Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but some scientists criticized as premature.
MN Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments Against Wolf HuntingCritics 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.
Senators Seek Moratorium On Wolf Hunting In Minn.An influential group of Minnesota senators is backing a five-year moratorium on sport hunting and trapping of wolves in Minnesota.
DNR Closes Northeastern MN's Early Wolf SeasonThe DNR says wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the early season at the end of shooting hours on Thursday, Nov. 15.
DNR Reminds Hunters Of Wolf License DeadlineThe Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters and trappers who were selected by lottery for Minnesota's late wolf hunting season to buy their licenses by Thursday or they'll be sold to others.
Minn. Tribes To Ban Wolf Hunting On ReservationsThe Tribal Councils of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have decided not to open their land to wolf hunting during the State season which begins November 3.