Without comment, the Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday rejected an effort by two groups – Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves – to block the state's wolf hunting season, which begins Nov. 3, the Associated Press reports. The state plans to let hunters and trappers kill 400 wolves out of an estimated population of about 3,000.
The groups had said the state failed to follow proper procedures for taking public comments before issuing its regulations for the upcoming season, the AP notes.
It would be the first wolf hunt in 40 years in Minnesota.
There's a separate legal effort to block the hunt, launched by two national groups.
Here's more from the Department of Natural Resources on the hunt.