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July 16, 2012 - Howling For Wolves
As reported by The New York Times, there are currently global efforts underway to understand the "ecology of disease" or how disrupting an ecosystem can cause disease with global health and economic consequences.
July 13, 2012 - Howling For Wolves
Red Lake Nation speaks: Respectfully requests that the DNR halt the 2012 Wolf Hunting and Trapping Season
July 10, 2012 - De SmogBlog
In Alberta, wolves have become the unfair scapegoat for dwindling caribou populations - yet rapid industrial development is actually to blame. The Alberta government is ignoring reports from independent scientists that the declining caribou health stems chiefly from habitat destruction caused by the encroachment of the tar sands and timber industries.
June 22, 2012 - Howling for Wolves
What kind of input is it really when the DNR is essentially saying that it didn't matter?
May 31, 2012 - Howling For Wolves
Gray Wolves were eliminated from all lower 48 states when the last remaining 600 wolves which were in Minnesota were granted Federal protection in 1978. After 20 years on the endangered species list, the wolf population increased to about 2400 wolves in 1998 and the population has stayed stable at just under 3000 wolves in 2007. A wolf management Plan was passed into law in 2001 in preparation for the gray wolf Federal delisting. This plan took two years of the cooperative efforts of over 30 organizations and stakeholders and resulted in a compromise agreement. It states that "population management including public taking (i.e. hunting and trapping) will be considered by DNR in the future, but not sooner than 5 years after Federal delisting. If a public take was proposed then there would be opportunity for full public comment. Decisions for any public take will be based on sound biological data including comprehensive population surveys."
April 23, 2012 - Howling For Wolves
This past Saturday April 21, 2012, KARE 11 News ran a story about Howling for Wolves and our shared opposition to the wolf hunt with American Indicans and specifically the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe. Spokesperson and Elder Robert Shimeck of the Red Lake Band described the spirirtual connection between the American Indian and the wolf.
April 22, 2012 - KARE 11
April 19, 2012 - VirginiaMN.com
April 6, 2012 - Star Tribune
April 3, 2012 - Star Tribune
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In the second part of his important series, Aaron Klemz examines, and dismantles, the false claim that wolves are decimating the northern MN deer population. The claim goes, as one respondent in the DNR survey eloquently stated, "Way too many wolfs killing our deer."
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On Thursday, June 20th, join the Howling For Wolves benefit fundraiser in St. Paul for outdoor live music, silent auction, and raffle. The event kicks off at 6pm and there is no cover charge. Vegan options available. Burger Moe’s 242 W. 7th St., Saint Paul 55102 (click for map).
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A must read, wonderful story about living with wolves...at Camp Ripley, a 53,000 acre National Guard facility in Minnesota. One of the biggest surprises has been the wolves’ remarkable tolerance for humans, despite truck traffic and loud artillery fire that frequently shakes buildings miles from the camp. “Wolves didn’t care,” said David Mech, senior research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, who helped establish the program. “It was certainly contrary to what anyone would think.” So why can't people be more tolerant of wolves? No small irony that wolves find sanctuary on a military base.
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Howling for Wolves founder Maureen Hackett talks about the upcoming Minnesota Wolf Hunting and Trapping season with LeftMN on Radio Hour.
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The crowd fighting the chilly winds of Lake Superior marched through downtown Duluth, Minnesota to protest the beginning of a controversial wolf-hunting season. Robert DesJarlait carried the Cherish the Children Eagle Staff as he and Niibiwi Misko Makwa lead several hundred supporters for Wolf Walk 2012. Designed like a shepherd's staff, the Eagle Staff is a powerful symbol, representing the stature and honor of a tribe. The honor of the Anishinaabe called them to come to the aid of their brother, the wolf. Read the full article from The Huffington Post here.
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Today the MN State Senate debated and ultimately passed off the floor and into conference the Game and Fish Bill. Our thoughts and next course of action.

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