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Maureen Hackett of Howling for Wolves asks lawmakers to reinstate a moratorium on wolf hunting in Minnesota. (Forum News Service photo)

Wolf advocates want hunt moratorium in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL — Advocates could not prevent Minnesota’s first wolf hunting season, but they now are asking state lawmakers to put a stop to the hunt for at least five years.

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“My concern is for the survival of the wolf,” bill sponsor Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, said. “I believe that when you put these kind of resources into protecting a species, it doesn’t make sense to automatically start a recreational hunt once they are delisted.”

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