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STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Northeast Minnesota early wolf season closes Thursday
The Department of Natural Resources announced this afternoon that the early wolf season in northeast Minnesota will close at the end of shooting hours Thursday.
The northwest zone remains open throug... Posted on 11/14/12 at 5:09 PM
“The creator gave us the wolf as a guardian. Our brother needs us to speak for him. The wolf, our brother, is not a separate entity. The wolf, our brother, is inside of us.” So said an elder of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, as part of a meeting in Bemidji on Saturday of opponents of Minnesota’s wolf hunt. And the wise words command respect.
Officials from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say they’re pleased with the state’s first-ever managed wolf season, although a lawsuit filed by opponents of the season remains in the courts.
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.
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