(Aug. 9, 2012) Dr. Maureen Hackett of Howling for Wolves presented Tom Landwehr of the DNR a petition to stop the 2012–2013 wolf hunt this morning outside the DNR building. A group of Minnesotans who oppose the wolf hunt were present.
The MN DNR is allowing hunters and trappers to kill 400 wolves this year. The last wolf count occurred in 2008 and was estimated at 2,921 (down from 3,020 the prev. count).
In Wisconsin, the Humane Society has filed suit to stop the hunt there based largely upon the cruelty of hunting techniques approved (specifically the use of hunting dogs). There are several opponents to trapping and poisoning as well.
Howling for Wolves website: http://howlingforwolves.org/