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The wolf is a Minnesota treasure

The wild wolf has its chance at more freedom this Minnesota legislative session — it needs to be protected from the possibility of a wolf hunt.

DNR policies affect the wolf, which plays a large role in our ecosystem as the top predator. Wolf hunting throws off the delicate balance of the forest ecosystem, and disrupts the pack culture.

Lawmakers need to act now to prevent a wolf hunt from again becoming legal in Minnesota, and that's a top priority for me, because the gray wolf's place on the federal Endangered Species List could change, throwing it into jeopardy of a ruthless and mindless Minnesota wolf hunt.

I advocate for the wolf, an iconic Minnesota symbol, to be free from hunting, trapping and snaring.—Jack Fay, Detroit Lakes