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State Wolf Hunt Continues to Divide

posted Nov 15, 2013, 5:55 PM by chloe owens

10/17/13, Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio

State wolf hunt continues to divide

Duluth, Minn. – The start of Minnesota’s second licensed wolf hunt is less than a month away, and …A survey of the state’s wolf population conducted after the inaugural hunt last winter showed a drop of more than 700 animals since the last population estimate in 2008.  Despite that decline, state officials say the iconic animal is still thriving.  But hunting critics aren’t convinced.  Last weekend about 70 people braved a cold rain to march through the streets of Duluth, howling their opposition to Minnesota’s wolf hunt.  Many of the protesters were Ojibwe.  For many of them, killing a wolf is unthinkable.  The animal plays a central role in the Anishinaabe creation story and is often viewed as a family member…