Wolf hunting opponents have put off an effort for now to get Minnesota lawmakers to stop wolf trapping.
Rep. Jason Isaacson on Thursday shelved his amendment to a natural resources bill that would have imposed a five-year moratorium on wolf trapping, retroactive to when the state's wolves came off the endangered list last year. It would have opened a public comment before trapping could resume.
The amendment also included a four-year ban on taking wolves in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was deferred without a vote or indication when it would arise again.
A Senate committee approved a five-year wolf hunting-and-trapping moratorium a month ago, but that proposal has advanced no further.
Hunters and trappers killed 413 wolves in Minnesota's first wolf season, which ended in January.
Before you keep reading ...
MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.