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Wolf population recovery seen in record livestock loss payouts

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  • Protestors rally at DNR, present petition to stop Minn. wolf hunt

    Petition, rally at DNR to stop Minn. wolf hunt

    Thursday, August 9 2012 6:07 PM EDT2012-08-09 22:07:27 GMT
    Wolf hunting opponents gathered at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday morning to rally and present a petition to stop the inaugural wolf hunt.
    Wolf hunting opponents gathered at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday morning to rally and present a petition to stop the inaugural wolf hunt.
  • DNR releases Minnesota wolf hunting season details

    DNR releases Minnesota wolf hunting season details

    Thursday, July 12 2012 11:43 AM EDT2012-07-12 15:43:24 GMT
    The Minnesota wolf hunting season will open Nov. 3 with a target harvest of 400. The DNR is setting conservative rules, with the goal of ensuring the long-term survival of wolves in Minnesota.
    The Minnesota wolf hunting season will open Nov. 3 with a target harvest of 400. The DNR is setting conservative rules, with the goal of ensuring the long-term survival of wolves in Minnesota, while addressing wolf and human conflicts.
  • Minnesota wolf hunt opponents unveil billboard on 35W

    Minnesota wolf hunt opponents unveil billboard on 35W

    Thursday, August 2 2012 1:16 PM EDT2012-08-02 17:16:32 GMT
    A major media campaign protesting the upcoming wolf hunt in Minnesota launched Thursday, starring a billboard on Highway 35 in Roseville that calls the plan "DNR Torture."
    A major media campaign protesting the upcoming wolf hunt in Minnesota launched Thursday, starring a billboard on Highway 35 in Roseville that calls the plan "DNR Torture."

By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has paid out a record $154,136 to residents whose livestock or pets were killed by wolves in the past year, part of a gradual upward trend also seen in Wisconsin and Michigan.

All three states took the gray wolf off the endangered list in January.

The claims provide further evidence that wolves are thriving in the Upper Midwest, even as animal rights groups protest plans for wolf hunting seasons this fall in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Officials in those states say populations have recovered enough to support limited hunting.

Michigan hasn't set a sport wolf hunting season so far.

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