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Full wolf control moves to state


January 15, 2021

Minnesota wolves are managed solely by state and tribal authorities after a change effective Jan. 4. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Oct. 29 that it would remove the wolf from the federal endangered and threatened species list, which directed control to the state.

The DNR will continue to manage gray wolves in compliance with state statute and the Minnesota wolf management plan. The plan, completed in 2001, ensures the long-term survival of wolves and identifies strategies to resolve conflicts between wolves and humans.

Delisting means wolves may be killed under certain circum...

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