Wolf Hunt Opponents Hold 'Light Show' at Bentleyville

Updated: 12/20/2013 10:39 PM
Created: 12/20/2013 9:48 PM

A group opposing the Minnesota wolf hunt made themselves very visible Friday night.

The Northwoods Wolf Alliance, a coalition of Anishinaabeg and their allies, was at the Bentleyville Tour of Lights, holding a light show of their own.

They were encouraging sightseers to contact Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and urge him to end the wolf hunt that is currently happening in the state, as well as demand that another one isn't held in the future.

"We think all Northern Minnesotans ought to oppose the hunt. We have over a thousand members in our group, and we want it recognized that many Northern Minnesotans oppose the hunt," said Reyna Crow of the Northwoods Wolf Alliance. "There's no ecological reason for the hunt. It's a sport hunt. But wolves are worth more to Northern Minnesotans alive than dead. They drive a great deal of tourism."

The Minnesota DNR has said that the wolf population is at a point in Minnesota that it can sustain a hunt.

The Northeast Zone in this year's hunt has already reached it's limit, but the Northwest and Southeast Zones both remain open.

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