Opening Wolf Weekend 05 Nov 12

The Department of Natural Resources says that a total of 50 wolves were killed during the opening weekend of Minnesota’s first managed wolf hunt. The region’s wolves were taken off the endangered list last January. Minnesota has set a quota of 400 wolves for the season, including the early hunting-only season and a hunting and trapping season that begins November 24th. The wolf hunt has been divisive in Minnesota, with protests across the state and lawsuits being filed in hopes of putting the animals back on the endangered species list. DNR biologists say there are enough wolves in the state to hunt them safely without affecting the overall population.