Official clarifies 'boycott' hunt comment
December 15, 2023
Boycott the deer hunt?
That was a suggestion from Carlton County commissioner Gary Peterson last week, during a widely attended meeting in Carlton about wolves and their supposed impact on the declining deer population.
Peterson was quoted by a Duluth media source as telling the crowd of roughly 300 attendees, "Boycott the deer season," as a way of hitting the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in its pocketbook.
When reached for further comment this week about his suggestion, Peterson presented a more nuanced understanding.
"I don't want to come off as an extremist," Peterson said....