Since the gray wolf was removed from the Endangered Species List a couple of weeks ago in the Great Lakes region, states have started putting their plans together for a hunt.
MInnesota is not taking any time to get a season in place and is thinking to start it after their firearm deer season in late November through January, when wolf pelts are at their best.
Officials believe this will help control the hunt and ensure that not too many wolves are taken in the first year. There are 180,000 firearm hunters in northern MInnesota, where the wolf population is located. The state hopes to thin the wolf herd from about 3,000 to the agreed 1,600 that the environment can support.
According to the Star Tribune, hunters groups aren't that happy about it, and think that not enough wolves will be taken since there won't be in the woods. And we're sure that the environmentalists will have their say before a season is started. –Brian McClintock