Reader's view: Let DNR manage state’s wolves for greater good
The recovery of the timber wolf population in the state of Minnesota is one of the great conservation success stories of our time.
Fishing and hunting, by the way, are constitutionally protected rights in Minnesota. It is presumable this constitutionally protected right to hunt extends to wolves as well.
Our DNR is a professional, highly trained organization. Its officers are highly skilled and have great track records for successfully managing our wildlife populations, from walleye to whitetail deer — and, yes, even the wolf. They have no intention of making management decisions that would endanger the future of any species, including the wolf.
The state of Minnesota currently has a very good wolf management plan designed to ensure and maintain the long-term viability of our wolf population.
It’s time for Twin Cities-area legislators to stop introducing legislation designed only to appease animal-rights extremists and let the DNR manage the wolf for the greater good of all Minnesotans.