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Minnesota wolf-hunt town halls met with mixed reactions

Trappers, farmers, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, natural resources professionals and interested citizens listened as Dan Stark, a large carnivore specialist with the DNR, spoke about the state’s wolf history and management plan and fielded numerous questions from the audience about the proposed season.The DNR is proposing to let hunters and trappers take 400 wolves this fall. Minnesota has around 3,000 gray wolves.

The agency proposes to cap the number of licenses at 6,000 that would be allocated via lottery. The season would start in late November and would be closed when the quote is met.

Stark said research indicates the population could sustain a higher harvest quota, but said the DNR is taking a conservative approach for the state’s first season…

Read the entire article on bemidjipioneer.com: Mixed reactions heard at town hall meeting on wolf season

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