A wolf along Hwy. 61, revisited

  • Article by: CHERYLL K. OSTROM
  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 11:23 PM

A stranger saw both the animal's majesty and its threat to my safety.

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ChrisVNov. 12, 12 6:41 PM

My fiance is from Two Harbors, and we were up there last week. On a trip back to Duluth late at night, we saw a wolf in the median, roaming the tall grass. I was stunned; if I didn't have someone sitting next to me in the car, I would have thought it was a dog or my imagination.

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wagn0404Nov. 12, 12 6:41 PM

Cheryll, Thank you for this article. It puts into words exactly how I feel about wolves and the hunting of them.

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dixiecorpNov. 12, 12 7:55 PM

Great article, this is all about nature and what is. Thank You

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one4thepeepsNov. 12, 12 8:46 PM

Number of humans killed by wolves in the records of American history: O. Number of wolves killed by humans this year in Minnesota: 100.

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kkjerNov. 12, 12 8:47 PM

In the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, the only person ever killed by a wolf in Minnesota was in 1989. A 13 year old child was killed by a pet wolf on chain. There is no public record of a wolf ever attacking a person on MN. Wolves will attack pets and domesticated animals, but like the old man said, no self respecting animal would pass up an easy meal. Wolves are majestic, I have never seen one in the wild, but came upon fresh tracks this weekend. I have spent over 57 years hunting and trapping, maybe someday I will get to see one.

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johnhloydNov. 12, 12 8:58 PM

Old man had more sense than most of us.. I spend a lot of time the Two Harbor area.. I wish the wolves well...

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farkelsteinNov. 12, 12 9:21 PM

the same old wolf lover mentality. when wolves lose their fear of man real problems will develope, be it your dog or a child.

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redkayakNov. 13, 12 3:43 AM

Yes, it's sad that the wolf hunt is necessary. But it's good to periodically instill the fear of man In a species that should be wild. The fact that the wolf was there staring at the woman and pickup truck indicated that it wasn't afraid. This isn't a Disney movie. Wild animals should be wild.

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stplooklistnNov. 13, 12 4:17 AM

Humans killed by deer ___? Deer killed by humans____? Talk to farmers that lose pets or livestock to wolves.

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lrolf23Nov. 13, 12 5:11 AM

This Wolf Hunt is a "trophy" hunt. It came about because the deer hunters and trappers demanded it. It makes our state look backward and redneck when we cater to the cold blooded killers among us. There are not too many wolves in Minnesota--there are too many politicians that would rather listen to special interests $$$ than their own constituents! Incidentally, Governor Dayton signed the Wolf Hunt into law the same say that he made it legal for ranchers to graze cattle on MN public land. Coincidence? Hardly! It is all a part of a plan to use our public land for private (but not profitable) uses!

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