Wolf Supporters Rally to Stop Minn. Planned Season
Opponents of Minnesota's upcoming wolf trapping and hunting season are hoping to spur a public outcry.
About 35 protesters gathered in Duluth Friday, holding signs and sometimes howling. American Indians were among the demonstrators.
One of the group's leaders, Deb Balzer, told the Duluth News Tribune that Gov. Mark Dayton has the authority to stop the hunt. Balzer says that's "the ultimate goal"
Maureen Hackett, a member of the group Howling for Wolves, contends the state is catering to a small minority of hunters while most Minnesotans want to continue protections for the wolf.
Minnesota plans this fall to open its first season since the gray wolf came off the endangered species list. The state received 23,477 applications for the 6,000 permits that it will issue via a lottery system.
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