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Gary Leaf of Sportsmen for Change says during testimony Tuesday that he supports wolf hunting and trapping seasons. Advocates of the measure call it "one of the most historic hunting bills that have gone through the Legislature. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Minnesota wolf season proposal draws opponents


ST. PAUL -- Establishing wolf hunting and trapping seasons is popular among many at the Minnesota Legislature, but lawmakers are hearing from those who do not like the idea.

So far, opponents have not slowed House and Senate bills from advancing. The latest vote came Tuesday, when the Senate natural resources committee unanimously approved allowing the Department of Natural Resources to establish the seasons.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.