Senators seek moratorium on wolf hunting in Minn.

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2013 - 2:41 PM
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maherrFeb. 21, 13 2:59 PM

Funny. Not a single one of the listed Senators lives within 200 miles of a wolf. They must really know what they are talking about

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Roger64Feb. 21, 13 3:06 PM

You beat me to it..all Twin Cities bunny huggers..they should try to hug a Timber Wolf!

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mimiagogoFeb. 21, 13 5:00 PM

I am so happy to hear that some of our leaders have the sense to write this legislation and I hope it passes. What took place this last year was extremely disturbing to most Minnesotans and I hope it is never repeated. Now we need someone to bring a proposal outlawing the barbaric practice of trapping that is killing pets and our wildlife. Any legislators who support this will definitely have my vote!!

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duke71Feb. 21, 13 5:19 PM

Legislators need to listen to the DNR on this one. DNR has a good handle on the number of wolves and how many can be taken each year. Not hunting or trapping will mean wolves will spread in even greater numbers down to the southern part of the state where they will no doubt have conflicts with people. People up North will have increasing problems with livestock and pets being killed.

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ellenf63Feb. 21, 13 5:56 PM

Support these legislators as they attempt to right a wrong. The hunt was approved only after the previous agreement to have a 5 year waiting period after delisting was abrogated. 79% of responders to the DNRs public input website OPPOSED the wolf hunt. Wolves provide benefits including their role as an apex predator and a great draw for wildlife tourism.

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ktvalerioFeb. 21, 13 6:33 PM

It's a shame that we have to legislate what the DNR should have done in the first place. Shame on the DNR and bravo to the Senators for introducing this legislation. We already have provisions for dealing with problem wolves. We don't need a hunt to deal with them.

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wthorpeFeb. 21, 13 7:50 PM

I thank these Senators that had the courage to stand up and correct a wrong that was passed the last legislative session. The legislators that broke a written management plan approved by the USFWS should be ashamed if themselves. Our state and our country has spent millions recovering wolves and to jeopardize all this so select few can get their kicks is reproachful. Wolves' historic range covers 3/4 of the US, we are not even close to restoring them. I hope biology will win over politics this session.

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mettlerbullFeb. 21, 13 8:13 PM

I applaud these Senators & stand by them. Stop the wolf hunt.

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cherijoFeb. 21, 13 8:44 PM

I'm so happy to see some Senators have the courage to stand up for what is right and what was promised. For those who think the wolves are going to "overtake" the state indeed need to listen to the fact that the population of wolves has remained constant over the years. There were probably more peets killed in traps than by wolves. The wolves will manage themselves. Leave the wolves alone.

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lowtechFeb. 21, 13 9:45 PM

This is great news. Please contact your legislators to let them know how important this bill is to you. The majority of Minnesotans want the killing of wolves to end. This is our opportunity to right a wrong.

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