Dec. 19 2014 Ruling Makes Killing Wolves Illegal in Minnesota

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Minnesota  -(Ammoland.com)- Effective immediately, wolves in Minnesota can only be killed in defense of human life.

Only agents of the government are authorized to take wolves if pets or livestock are threatened, attacked or killed.

Protect all evidence and report depredation incidents to a DNR conservation officer. Use the Conservation Officer Locator and leave a recorded message 24/7.

A federal judge's decision to immediately reinstate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan place the animals under protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wolves now revert to the federal protection status they had prior to being removed from the endangered species list in the Great Lakes region in January 2012. That means wolves now are federally classified as threatened in Minnesota and endangered elsewhere in the Great Lakes region.

More information will become available on the DNR wolf management page. You also can join the Facebook discussion.

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    Only a government agent are authorized to take wolves if pets are threatened? Umm no dead wolf . I have the right to property which my pet is , and the right to protect my property. This liberal judge needs to go to Constitutional law class.

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    This judge thinks he is smarter than the Mn DNR, I dought it. I propose that we turn his back yard into a wolf sanctuary and see if his family holds the same belief after their family pet is killed and eaten in front of them. I am. a Mn resident there are parts of northern Mn that never lost there wolf population because man could not get to them. That is where they should stay. They are not German shepards they are 175 pound killing machines. They pull sleeping bears out of there winter dens and eat them in… Read more »