Hunters say wolves are 'extremely elusive,' will pose serious challenge

The Minnesota DNR is proposing a hunting season on wolves, with a quota of 400, but at least one seasoned sportsman tells the Grand Forks Herald he doubts hunters will be able to reach that number. "We never even saw one, and we had them in our face," Jim Benson told the paper after a six-day hunt north of the border.
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The Minnesota DNR is proposing a hunting season on wolves, with a quota of 400, but at least one seasoned sportsman tells the Grand Forks Herald he doubts hunters will be able to reach that number. "We never even saw one, and we had them in our face," Jim Benson told the paper after a six-day hunt north of the border.

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