Grouse hunter who bagged wolf won't face sanctions
October 16, 2012 — 7:18am
WADENA COUNTY -- So you're out hunting for grouse with your buddy in Huntersville State Forest. You notice your hunting dog, a German shorthaired pointer, yelping and darting back thruogh the woods. Then you realize a 90-pound wolf is in pursuit of your pooch. So you blast it to death with birdshot from eight yards away.
Are you in trouble with the Department of Natural Resources? Nope.
Park Rapids-based DNR conservation officer Sam Hunter (real name) said in her report of the rare Oct. 6 incident that no enforcement action was necessary because people are allowed to kill wolves if they or their pets or livestock are in jeopardy.
Here's a link to the Park Rapids Enterprise story on the wolf shooting.
The health commissioner extended the hours for his upcoming public forum on adding intractable pain to the list of conditions allowed into the state's medical marijuana program. The public can also submit written comments.
The final decision will be up to Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, but if the program expands, the Intractable Pain Advisory Committee hopes there will be additional strictures and precautions for pain patients.