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Friday, March 15, 2013

RMEF CALL TO ACTION on Wolves in Minnesota

Feeling pressure from animal rights groups, a Minnesota state Senate panel voted 7-6 Thursday in favor of a five-year moratorium on future wolf hunting and trapping seasons. The current wolf population is booming at approximately 3,000 with a management plan minimum set at 1,600. So what’s the bottom line?

RMEF calls on its members and others to contact legislators with this simple but mandatory message: LET THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DO ITS JOB OF CARRYING OUT SCIENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT FOR WOLVES!

Minnesota Senate contact information: http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/index.php?ls=#header

Wolf hunting “is totally a social issue. There’s no biological reason against having a regulated hunting season.”
—Dr. David Mech, senior research scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey, adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, and founder of the International Wolf Center

The bill must advance through several other committees before receiving a full Senate vote.

Media report on wolf moratorium vote: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/14/politics/senate-committee-approves-wolf-hunt-bill

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