Stories tagged wolf hunting in Minnesota

Jul
18
2012

Are you aiming at us?: This fall a limited wolf hunting season will be open in Minnesota. What do you think of that?
Are you aiming at us?: This fall a limited wolf hunting season will be open in Minnesota. What do you think of that?Courtesy Stefan
With their numbers now above endangered levels, this fall wolves will be among the species Minnesota hunters can legally take. The wolf hunting season will run concurrent with deer season in sections of northern Minnesota. A wolf trapping season will follow, starting on Jan. 1, 2013. The new season will limit the take of wolves to 400 out of a state population estimated at about 3,000 wolves.

Visitors at the Science Museum of Minnesota can weigh in on their thoughts about a wolf hunting season at the Science Buzz poll kiosk on Level 5. Currently, a strong majority of opinion is against the idea of hunting wolves.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conducted a similar online survey to gauge public opinion on a wolf hunting season...with 80 percent of respondents saying they were against the idea. But proponents of the hunting season say that survey was rigged with a huge anti hunt contingent of opinion coming in from outside of the state. You can read more about that survey here.

Also, some Native American tribes in Minnesota aren't thrilled with the idea of a wolf hunting season. You can learn more about their thoughts on this issue here.

What are your thoughts about a wolf hunting season restarting in Minnesota? Share your opinion here with Science Buzz readers.