Half of Wolf Hunt Permits Still Available

28 Aug
August 28, 2012

by Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota hunters have already applied for about half of the permits that are available in the state’s first wolf hunt in decades.

About 3,000 people have already applied to take part in the fall and winter wolf hunts, said DNR Wildlife Research Manager Lou Cornicelli.

Cornicelli expects more applications to come in as the Sept. 6 deadline approaches.

“What we always see is it’s just like registering your car. Nobody does that at the first of the month. We all do that at the end of the month,” Cornicelli said. “We’ll have a big increase in deer license sales and likely in wolf applications as well. That’s just human nature and we see it every year.”

This will be the state’s first wolf hunting season in decades. The species was recently removed from the endangered species list by the federal government.

The DNR plans to sell 6,000 wolf-hunting permits, although the state will limit the amount of wolves killed to 400.

The DNR maintains a page on their website about the wolf hunt.

AgStar’s Purple Ribbon Video Contest

14 Jul
July 14, 2012

Share your story and YOU could win a $500 Scholarship!

Submit a video taking us through the life of a showman by sharing how you get your animal ready for the fair. To enter, submit your story on AgStar’s facebook page, then get friends and family to vote for your video by  “liking” your submission. The contestant from each age group with the most likes by August 20th, will win the $500 Scholarship.  Winners will be announced at the Grand Opening of the Ag Star Arena at the Minnesota State Fair on August 23, 2012.

Rules
Three Age Groups:

  • 14-15
  • 16-18
  • 19-21

Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes. Videos must be submitted by August 12, 2012. For more details, please visit agstar.com/Pages/Rules.aspx


 

Wolf Hunting and Trapping Seasons Comments Needed

06 Jun
June 6, 2012
Legislation was signed into law establishing a wolf hunting and trapping season in Minnesota this year. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comments on the details for these seasons. To learn more about the details and to take the survey visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/wolves/mgmt.html. It is important for farmers to weigh in on this survey.

Let your sheep and cattle producing friends – especially those in the wolf management zones – know about this survey.

MN Lamb & Wool Website Awakens from Hibernation

18 May
May 18, 2012

Sheep friends,
I am thrilled to announce that the MN Lamb & Wool producers website is back up and running! We heard your frustration and shared those feelings. There is no excuse, and moving forward we will be better. Check out the calendar of events page for the information on upcoming sheep-related activities. As always, we welcome your feedback on how we can improve this site to better serve the sheep farms in Minnesota. Send your suggestions to
jeremy.geske@gmail.com
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Be sure to let your sheep friends know that the MLWP website has awakened, and make sure to check us out on Facebook if you have not already done so!

Jeremy Geske
MLWPA – Secretary