Though wolves are at the top of their food chain, their survival from Day 1 is a life-and-death struggle -- as it is for all wildlife. Here's a snapshot of their lives:
Updated: September 11, 2012, - 11:48 PM
Applications were capped at 20,175 for 1,160 available licenses.
Updated: September 11, 2012, - 12:06 PM
A reduction in logging means fewer new aspen trees and older forests, which doesn't bode well for the populations of grouse or deer.
Updated: September 10, 2012, - 01:24 AM
DNR will hold lottery to issue its 6,000 licenses. The hunt, the first of its kind in Minnesota, begins Nov. 3.
Updated: September 08, 2012, - 12:45 AM
On the threshold of Minnesota's controversial wolf hunt, the state has paid $154,136 for livestock killed by wolves.
Updated: September 06, 2012, - 12:42 PM
The recent discovery of the invasive critters in a small Iron Range mine pit lake poses an ominous threat to northeastern Minnesota lakes
Updated: September 05, 2012, - 12:52 AM
The ringneck population index is up 68 percent, boosted by a mild winter and decent spring nesting weather. But it's still only half of the 10-year average.
Updated: September 04, 2012, - 11:18 PM
Despite an accelerated effort this summer to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota lakes -- including stiffer fines, more boat inspections and widespread publicity -- many boaters continue to violate the law.
Updated: August 28, 2012, - 08:43 PM
Bill Schuna is hopeful there will be more pheasants for Minnesota hunters this fall than last year.
Updated: August 27, 2012, - 01:39 PM