A recent bill in the Minnesota Legislature would allow wolf hunts in the state, reports KARE 11.
After being removed from the endangered species list in January, many in the state have debated a possible hunt for the creatures. The population has expanded to more than 3,000 in the state. Many pro-wolf hunters argue that native ecosystems can't handle the large population and many farmers have been losing livestock to the animals.
Native Americans who find wolves sacred to their culture and other environmental groups are opposed to the hunts.
The bill has currently stalled and many on both sides said the issue needs more investigation so that the population is not depleted.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has currently not taken a position on the issue, however they would need to help work on the rules and requirements on a hunting season, reports MPR.