STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Northwest Minnesota wolf harvest well below quota
With two days left in the early wolf season, hunters in northwest Minnesota had killed 52 wolves as of Friday afternoon, shy of the 73-wolf target quota.
The Northeast Wolf Zone closed when the harve... Posted on 11/22/13 at 5:50 PM
ASTRO BOB Cool auroras possible this hot July weekend
You sure can tell the sun's been busy. Little more than a year ago I rarely made mention of the northern lights. We'd just experienced what felt like an eternal solar minimum. For months on end ther... Posted on 7/12/13 at 1:32 PM
Native American bands around the state oppose the hunting and trapping of wolves on spiritual grounds, will prohibit wolf hunting on tribal lands and complain that the DNR and Legislature haven’t considered their views. Leaders of the Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth bands wrote similar letters of concern to the DNR when the Legislature was still debating a wolf hunting season.
A wolf hunting and trapping season in Minnesota was one the first issues to be debated in the 2012 Minnesota legislative session. Both the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Rep. David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake, have introduced potential parameters for gray wolf hunting and trapping seasons that would begin this year.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its wolf management plan will split the state into two zones, north and south. Minnesota takes over management of its gray wolf population from the federal government on Jan. 27.
overnment agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions that restored the animal's endangered status in every state except Alaska and Minnesota.
Nicole Lee keeps healthy respect for animals
Having raised the wolf pack by hand since the animals arrived at the Red River Zoo in Fargo two years ago, Nicole Lee is clearly welcome in wolf territory. But she is under no illusions about her potential place in the wolf pecking order.
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