Old Minnesota wolf rules on livestock, pet attacks back in effect

From the Duluth News Tribune:

While federal Endangered Species Act protections for timber wolves officially ended Monday across the Lower 48 states, wolves still remain mostly protected under existing Minnesota laws that now kick in again — unless the wolves are killing livestock or pets.

Minnesota has not yet proposed any wolf hunting or trapping seasons. But the state Department of Natural Resources on Monday reminded residents that a still-valid state law does allow more leeway on when troublemaking wolves can be killed now that federal protections have been dropped.

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