Wolf Hunt Opponents Petition DNR
Opponents of wolf hunting and trapping are petitioning the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to stop this year's hunt.
The DNR set up a wolf hunt season after the federal government took the gray wolves off the endangered list in January.
The group Howling for Wolves says the DNR is moving too fast.
The group says they are a voice for the wild wolves, and want to keep Minnesota's wolf population self-sustaining.
But, the DNR says allowing wolves to be hunted this year will give livestock owners and owners of pets a chance to protect their animals from wolves.
The DNR is allowing hunters and trappers to kill 400 wolves during a season that partially coincides with the gun deer hunt.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.