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Minnesota’s wolves: Dead or alive?

CHISHOLM, Minn. — The ink to delist the gray wolf from the endangered species list has barely dried on the paper. Already the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the state Legislature have plans to open a sport hunting and trapping season on the wolf. The DNR is backtracking on earlier promises to keep wolves on a five year watch list after removal from endangered designation. Continue reading

Trappers eager for a chance at Minnesota wolves

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WTW) — In some ways, 61-year-old Tim Ewert was born a few hundred years too late. Fascinated by stories of French voyageurs and trappers who first came to Minnesota in the late 1600s, Ewert is a professional trapper who also sells mink oil, hand-crafted baskets and wooden bows. He even makes voyageur-style canoes and participates in historic reenactments. Continue reading

Feds find money for Minnesota wolf trapping

[large thumbnail url=”feds-find-money-for-minnesota-wolf-trapping” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-find-money-for-minnesota-wolf-trapping” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] The federally funded wolf-trapping effort in Minnesota that ran out of money and shut down Friday could be running again within days after the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture pledged new money for the program.

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Feds reopen comment period on wolf delisting

[large thumbnail url=”feds-reopen-comment-period-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-reopen-comment-period-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”26″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced it will take more public comments on the plan to remove endangered species protections for wolves across the Great Lakes region.

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Critically endangered wolf killed after escaping enclosure

[large thumbnail url=”critically-endangered-wolf-killed-after-escaping-enclosure” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”critically-endangered-wolf-killed-after-escaping-enclosure” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] St. Paul, Minn. — A Mexican gray wolf was shot and killed at the Minnesota Zoo on Wednesday after it escaped through a hole in the fence and appeared on the walking path for visitors.

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USFWS announces meetings about northern state wolf delisting

[large thumbnail url=”usfws-announces-meetings-about-northern-state-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”usfws-announces-meetings-about-northern-state-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public information meeting about its recent proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protection for the gray wolf in the western Great Lakes region, including Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The meeting will take place on June 14, 2011, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Davies Theater in Davies Hall at Itasca Community College, 1851 East Highway 169, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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