From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the University of Minnesota through the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, conducted a survey of Minnesota residents to support the 2020 update to the Minnesota Wolf Management Plan.
The study focused on three groups: Minnesota households, resident adult firearms deer hunters and livestock producers that operate in the 2019 wolf range. The main purpose of the study was to collect baseline information on these three groups’ attitudes and values for wolves and wolf management. Importantly, these data were collected using scientific survey methods, and are representative of the populations.