Virginia, MN (NNCNOW.COM) --- Nearly 100 wolf advocates rallied on the Iron Range to call for an end to hunting trapping and snaring wolves.
The rally took place in the Thunderbird Mall parking lot in Virginia and was organized by the Northwoods Wolf Alliance and Howling for Wolves.
Many protestors held signs that that read: real hunters don't kill wolves.
Those at the rally listened to guest speakers and discussed concerns of people living in close proximity to viable wolf populations.
Organizers say the event helped to shine light on a wolf pelt trade currently taking place.
They say hunters are selling pelts overseas to Asia for about $500.
Minnesota's late-season hunting and trapping period opened Nov. 24 and will continue until Jan. 31 or until harvest targets are reached.