A move to delay a wolf hunting season in Minnesota for five years failed this yesterday in the Senate.
Minneapolis Democrat Scott Dibble says wolves were on the brink of extinction a short time ago and because of wise decisions the population has rebounded somewhat, but he doesn’t under this rush to get out and kill wolves.
Cook Democrat Tom Bakk [[ BOCK ]] responded it’s a lot different for people in wolf country. He handed out a Grand Marais newspaper article about a woman pruning bushes near her deck who turned around a big black wolf was baring his teeth just a few feet away.
Bakk says wolves are losing their fear of humans and it would probably be good for that species’ genetic code if they regained some of that fear.