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July 22, 2014

Wolf hunting opponents rally in Duluth

Two groups against the upcoming wolf hunt in Minnesota, Duluth-based Northwoods Wolf Alliance and Twin Cities-based Howling for Wolves, organized an event dubbed the “Wolf Walk” in Duluth on Saturday, the WDIO reports.

Minnesota’s first wolf hunt in nearly 40 years is set to begin on Nov. 3rd. “It’s been a bit rocky and controversial, but I don’t think anybody expected it wouldn’t be,” Mark Johnson, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association based in Grand Rapids, told the Duluth News Tribune.

Last week, the Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals indicated that they will file suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to return the Great Lakes wolf to the endangered species list, the Star Tribune reports. The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves are also appealing to the Minnesota Supreme Court to stop the hunt.