(Duluth, MN) -- There's a panel discussion on the state's first-ever wolf season tonight (Fri 6pm) at the Center for Ethics and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The panel includes three wolf hunt supporters and two opponents. Humane Society state director Harold Goldman says there's no biological reason to hunt and trap the gray wolf. He says it's been
done principally for trophies, it's recreational killing. Goldman says he state has an obligation to protect wolve and that was clearly reflected by the electronic survey where 79 percent opposed the season on wolves. Goldman says the state should re-establish a five-year moratorium on the wolf hunt. The D-N-R says a hunting season will not adversely affect the wolf population. U-M-D is expecting of crowd of 200 to 300 for tonight's public event.