Supreme Court Denies Injunction on Wolf Hunt; No Hold on Minnesota Wolf Season

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October 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied a block on the state's upcoming wolf hunt season that was presented by two conservation groups back in September.

The Supreme Court did not offer an opinion on their decision to deny the injunction for the Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves that would have put a hold on the upcoming wolf hunting season in Minnesota.

Both groups filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota DNR for what they called failure on the DNR's part to offer a formal public comment period on recently approved rules establishing wolf hunting and trapping in Minnesota.

The wolf hunting season will go ahead as planned on November 3rd. Hunters and trappers can take 400 wolves during the season, out of the estimated 3,000 wolves in the state.

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