For Twin Cities hunter, wolf was a big surprise

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Hunters' success rate is less than 2%, a rate officials expect will fall.

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normmackeyNov. 5, 1210:33 PM

Disgusting that people are hunting these few thousand big shy dogs for sport and pleasure. We don't usually kill dogs in the US for pleasure, and have the state take a cut of the dogfighting profits to pay for managing the 70-80 million domesticated ones. Why tolerate it being done to these, merely with double-digit percent larger brains and some abilities to live free without humans?

rovinnumskulNov. 5, 1211:17 PM

i was deer hunting back in the late 80's. i heard some wolves pursing a deer and they were getting closer to me but never saw them.

JRBNov. 6, 1212:33 AM

Great story, has to be the thrill of a lifetime for Mr. Mikrut! And don't worry, city wolf lovers, after this year's hunt is over there will be plenty of them left. In fact, I bet the DNR increases their zonal targets next season.

paulineoNov. 6, 12 1:13 AM

The collar and the chip did not detour a good shot. probably some farmers big Sheppard. How many ore dogs got killed>

bemmelNov. 6, 12 1:14 AM

What a sad, pathetic person. Who would be thrilled to kill a beautiful, wild thing like a wolf for no reason except to kill something? Many of us up north think this is a travesty including a good number of native americans.

erikj3Nov. 6, 12 1:17 AM

It's one thing to hunt deer, but hunting wolves is disgusting.

BejothNov. 6, 12 4:53 AM

I've never understood "the thrill" of killing. I can understand killing out of necessity for food and safety, but to enjoy "killing" is just plain sick.

archyopterxNov. 6, 12 5:30 AM

It is incredible how out of touch some people really are.

suzzalloNov. 6, 12 6:44 AM

When all the beasts are gone, man will surely die of a great loneliness of spirit. Whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. For all things are connected. -Chief Seattle Perhaps hunting wolves should involve chasing them and murdering them with your bear hands. That would be fair. I hope you thanked brother wolf for giving his life so you could have a pelt.

woodbuckNov. 6, 12 6:44 AM

Not all wolf "lovers" are city folk. I have lived in wolf country for 27 years, never a problem. I consider them part of place i call home. I wonder why the hunter featured in the picture, did not include a picture of him with his dead wolf? I suspect in the end he feels a bit of regret. I suggest that he read Aldo Leopold's moving story about the last wolf he killed, it might make more sense than just cruising through the latest Cabela's catalog.


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