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Dan Stark, a large carnivore specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, speaks at a town hall meeting Saturday afternoon at Horace May Elementary School on the state's wolf history and management plan, as well as trapping and hunting regulations being considered by the state Legislature and the DNR. Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, announced the meeting as an opportunity for residents to provide comment in helping set wolf hunting regulations. ANNE WILLIAMS | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Mixed reactions heard at town hall meeting on wolf season

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Tim Ewert, a local trapper who also does historical reenactments of fur traders from the early 1800s, said he has been waiting 50 years for the chance to trap a wolf.


Since he was 12 years old, the Bemidji man said he has trapped a variety of animals, but called the chance to get a gray wolf "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

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