Carp, wolves, moose, copper, sand high on Minn. Legislature's environmental agenda

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2013 - 6:47 PM
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basia2186Jan. 13, 13 7:35 PM

Hopefully the politicians will get it right regarding the wolves this year. A full 80% of us don't hunt. About the same % think killing wolves for fun is wrong. The cattle folks need to do some simple prevention precautions to protect their calves. I have heard wolves are scared to death of donkeys. Cattle ranchers should buy a couple. Wolves that are encroaching farm land should be removed-humanely! Trapping is barbaric and should be outlawed for all critters in Minnesota anyway. The rest of the wolves-leave them the heck alone. The irrational hatred some people have for them cannot be explained to anyone that thinks rationally. Stop the hunt! Kiilling things you do not eat is not a

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wildfoxJan. 13, 13 7:44 PM

Dill, who owns a moose hunting lodge in Canada, said he's certain hunting isn't the reason .... Really are you that thick Dill? How will hunting help the moose population increase? These people are truly out of touch with reality. Completely out of their minds.

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wildfoxJan. 13, 13 8:37 PM

Finally sanity will prevail at the capital. STOP the wolf and moose hunts.

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sfod93Jan. 13, 13 8:59 PM

Perhaps they could do something about the runoff and drainage from chemically treated farmland into the lakes and rivers. Waiting....

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lakeelmo99Jan. 14, 13 9:14 AM

Where is that indepth, hard hitting news coverage MN Press re: environmental impacts of heavy metal mining? Many Minnesotans are open to the idea of mining in the state as long as it doesn't harm our environment or kill off our tourism industry. ST where's your story on Minnesota's copper mining history, expected environmental impacts, other states' experience with recent copper mining technologies etc? Heavy metal mining in the arrowhead could take Ely from Coolest Small Town in America to most industrialized.

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thistimeJan. 14, 13 9:37 AM

Wildfox Have you ever looked into figures about the deer herd in Mn. Hunters have been creating habitat and food plots for wildlife and the numbers of deer have gone up way up. How many more deer, moose and other animals do we need running out and hitting cars? As far as the wolf hunts I think the farmer protecting his cattle should be able to shoot any wolf that is coming near his cattle.

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blueskydayJan. 14, 1312:06 PM

Thistime: know that farmers CAN kill wolves that are threatening his livestock, without penalty. Delisting of the wolf gave property owners this right. We have many ways of dealing with wolf issues, and a public hunt is neither effective policy or morally correct.

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kklemannJan. 14, 1312:37 PM

Why do people want to hunt and trap animals that they will not eat? What kind of person gets pleasure from killing something simply to watch it die? I truly believe only a damaged mind enjoys hurting and killing for "sport". And trapping often means a long, painful death. Please end these cruel and wasteful practices.

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tonydiggingJan. 14, 1312:44 PM

Let’s move the wolves to Minneapolis! The DNR spends close to $200,000 a year to replace cattle lost to wolves. Why would a wolf enter a pasture and kill young stock when there’s plenty of deer out there? Answer: it’s easier. We can stop the hunt as long as I can shoot any wolf attacking my cattle.

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habibwJan. 14, 13 1:41 PM

The sand mining and the carp are much bigger issues than the wolves or the moose are. Once the carp are here they wont go away If you want to see what sand mining does to the local landscape, take WI 64 to just before US 53 in Wisconsin, they are removing the huge hills that were left over from the last ice age. I don't expect our leaders in St Paul to touch the issue of sand mining. If I can make a suggestion how about no removal of hills and either fill in the holes or make it a permenant MN DNR approved wetland that is deeded to the state for free when its done.

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