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Letter: Wolf hunt is recreational, should be stopped

I think there is a common misconception about the wolf hunt in Minnesota.

A few years ago when the wolf came off the endangered species list, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources instituted a wolf hunting season. However, this season was created not for population control. It is purely for the killing of wolves in a recreational hunt, which we know creates very unstable packs with unpredictable effects.

I know some farmers may have issues with wolves. However, there is no scientific evidence that hunting wolves decreases wolf predation on livestock.

I hope the politicians who represent us in St. Paul take the time to understand this issue and vote for improved data collection and full implementation of the wolf management plan. They owe it to all of Minnesota to do the right thing.