PRESS RELEASE: MN House votes to ban wolf trophy hunting


CONTACT: Dr. Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves, 612.250.5915 or Leslie Rosedahl,, 651.353.1818

MN House votes to ban wolf trophy hunting

Statement by Howling For Wolves

(St. Paul, Minn.) – This afternoon the Minnesota House of Representatives approved an amendment authored by Rep. Peter Fischer (D-43A) to prohibit a wolf hunting and trapping season in Minnesota. The main bill, the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance Bill, Senate File 2314, passed by 73-60 votes.

Dr. Maureen Hackett, founder and president of Howling For Wolves, a Minnesota-based wolf advocacy organization, said in response:

“Howling For Wolves supports protecting the gray wolf for future generations. Minnesotans understand that wolf trophy hunting and trapping seasons do not protect the wolf and instead create chaos and massive wolf death. Research tells us human wolf killing disrupts wolf packs, causing unstable and unpredictable effects such as increased wolf-livestock conflicts.” 


Howling For Wolves educates the public about the wild wolf to foster tolerance and to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival. Howling For Wolves opposes recreational wolf hunting and trapping and all wildlife snaring. We advocate for nonlethal prevention methods that reduce wolf-livestock conflicts and support current federal protections for the wolf.


April 30, 2019