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2 groups sue to try to block MN wolf seasons

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Sep 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Two groups have filed a lawsuit to try to block the opening of Minnesota's wolf hunting and trapping seasons this fall.
 
The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves say the Department of Natural Resources failed to provide a proper opportunity for public comment on recently approved rules establishing the wolf hunting and trapping seasons.
 
Wolves came off the endangered list in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan last January, and the Minnesota Legislature authorized the resumption of wolf hunting and trapping last session.
 
The two groups contend the online survey the DNR conducted did not provide an adequate chance for public comment. They're asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals for a preliminary injunction to block the hunt until the court can rule.
 
The season is due to open Nov. 3.

 

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