By a one-vote margin, the Minnesota House on Tuesday voted to ban hunting on wolves — a victory for wolf protectionists hoping to gird against the Trump administration’s plan to remove protections for the iconic animal.
A ban on wolf hunting would be a reversal for Minnesota — the only state in the Lower 48 where the animals were never eradicated and the first to adopt a hunting season when it became legal again several years ago.
Today, wolf hunting isn’t allowed — but only because the animal is on the federal endangered species list.
In broad strokes, metro lawmakers have often opposed hunting, while those in greater Minnesota have tended to be in favor of allowing it.
Each year for years, some lawmaker has proposed banning wolf hunting, but it’s never gained enough traction.
By ONE VOTE, MN House votes to ban wolf hunting.
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