St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has dismissed a petition challenging the wolf hunting and trapping season in Minnesota.
Two groups opposed to the wolf hunt filed a lawsuit claiming that the DNR failed to obtain a public comment for the inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season.
The Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit by the Center of Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves saying that there was not sufficient legal standing to challenge the Minnesota DNR's rulemaking process.
The wolf-hunt issue has been widely debated throughout the state and has been brought into both state and federal court numerous times.
The Minnesota DNR implemented the first-ever wolf hunt after the wolves were taken off of the endangered species list.
More than 400 wolves were killed during the 2012 wolf hunt.
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