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
The start of Minnesota's second licensed wolf hunt is less than a month away, and opponents are gearing up to try to stop it. The wolf population in the state has dropped by more than 700 animals since last year's hunt. Despite that decline state officials say the iconic animal is still thriving.
Reporters: Stop calling Noah Graham. The 16-year-old from Solway who survived a wolf attack last weekend has been fielding calls from national media outlets since his story ran in the Bemidji Pioneer on Tuesday. And he'd like for things to go back to normal now.
A 16-year-old boy was the victim of an apparent wolf attack at a campground on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. The boy sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to a DNR news release.
A federal agency is delaying an independent analysis of a plan to drop legal protections for wolves across most of the nation because of concerns about the selection of experts to conduct the review, an official said Tuesday.
Two groups challenging Minnesota rules for a wolf hunting and trapping season were dealt another blow Tuesday when the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed a petition aimed at undoing the rules establishing a wolf hunt.
“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.
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