119 wolves killed so far in Minnesota's first hunt

  • Article by: MARY LYNN SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 13, 2012 - 12:11 AM

First season ends Sunday; second one runs Nov. 24-Jan. 31.

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voicefreasonNov. 12, 1212:21 PM

This is fantastic. This story has been out for 6 hours and not one comment. Talk about a great example of beating a topic into the ground so hard that people no longer care. Thanks to all the hunters/conservationists out there doing what needs to be done for the benefit of all.

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abbasmurfNov. 12, 1212:22 PM

Why is trapping even allowed? #1) it's indiscriminate, #2) it could be potentially dangerous to humans, especially children #3) it's completely cruel. If anyone did that to a golden retriever, they'd be charged with animal cruelty. All for a pelt. I don't know how anyone could be okay with that unless they were a sociopath. Sickos. Here's an idea: a person can get a trapping permit from the DNR only if they can handle 24 hours with their arm in one of their traps.

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rraganNov. 12, 1212:52 PM

abbasmurf-> 1)no argument; if a family pet should be attracted to the bait it would be deadly, but most traps are set in areas where family pets do not roam...2)most humans are a little smarter than that and if a child is running around where these traps will be set, I'd have to question the intelligence of the parent....3) from a farmer's perspective, guess what happens to farm dogs that start killing livestock?

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valkyrie11Nov. 12, 12 2:16 PM

this is wonderful news. The first story was like 34 wolves, then like 53 wolves and now 100. Great news, I hope they kill another 100.

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budgrant00Nov. 12, 12 4:39 PM

abbasmurf...why is bird feeding even allowed? Bears are attracted to bird seed in suburbia. often near schools. This sounds pretty dangerous for Minnesota's children. I suspect we about the same factual basis and logic in play for each argument.

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citygirl401Nov. 12, 12 5:28 PM

No one is commenting because people feel helpless to the situation. If you are as upset about this as I am, contact your legislators and the govenor and let them know you think this hunt wrong! Our State is better than this!

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benturnerNov. 12, 12 5:28 PM

How sad for the State. Wolves are pack animals with a pack hierarchy. Killing any of them has negative and substantial effects on the pack. The DNR should be ashamed of themselves. Sad and pathetic.

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bindibopNov. 12, 12 5:29 PM

"This story has been out for 6 hours and not one comment. Talk about a great example of beating a topic into the ground so hard that people no longer care." Not true. This is my third attempt to comment on this body count... Er, "story." Let's see if this one gets past the moderator. To paraphrase the comment that didn't get through: this is not a new story. It's the same story with a ticker attached to it. I'm appalled x 100. And counting.

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golfaddict1619Nov. 12, 12 5:48 PM

I call this a very good start!!!!!

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tjg1Nov. 12, 12 5:52 PM

We need to remember that this is not the 1800's and wildlife and the Eco system are different, just like all things in life... control is good for the animals and the eco system... thank you DNR for making the right choice this time!

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