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ST. PAUL -- An organization opposed to wolf hunting launched a petition drive Wednesday in hopes of killing this year's season.

Pointing to a state report showing a 700 wolf population decline in five years, Howling for Wolves founder Maureen Hackett called the situation "alarming."

"We need to act as stewards of our state's wildlife and protect our wolf population for future generations," added Keith Blomstrom, a National Wildlife Federation member.

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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.
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