The advocacy group Howling for Wolves gathered on a Duluth street corner Saturday to call on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to end wolf hunting in the state, Northlands News Center reported.
One protester said they are "getting the cold shoulder from the governor and the DNR." Another protester added that the hunting needs to stop because they don't want children to be taught "that it's okay to hurt and kill and torture animals."
The early season for wolf hunting began Nov. 3, the same day as the deer hunting opener. Wolf hunters registered 32 kills in the state in the first day.
To date, according to state Department of Natural Resources, there have been 96 registered wolf kills in the state.
Howling for Wolves planned on holding a vigil near the governor's mansion in St. Paul later on Saturday.
See Northland's News Center video of the protest in Duluth.