Wolf legislation to be introduced to halt hunting and trapping season

By KBJR News 1

Wolf legislation to be introduced to halt hunting and trapping season

February 21, 2013 Updated Feb 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- On Wednesday, legislation will be introduced into the Minnesota State Senate to reinstate a five-year halt on recreational wolf hunting and trapping.

The bill calls for a five-year wait before another wolf hunting season can be proposed, and only for population management purposes after other options are explored.

Chief author of the legislation, Sen. Chris Eaton says "This is about fairness and doing the right thing for the majority of Minnesotans that do not want a wolf hunt. Rushing to a recreational wolf hunt immediately following their de-listing from Federal protections is not in the best interest of our state and it does not reflect out state's values."

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