News Minnesota Grouse Hunter Kills Wolf to Protect Dog Gun Dog Online Staff October 15th, 2012 | More From Gun Dog Online Staff Share0 Tweet Email For one Minnesota grouse hunter, an enjoyable afternoon in the field didn’t exactly turn out as expected. The hunter, who remains anonymous, said the day turned south when he looked up to see his dog running full speed at him with a wolf trailing not far behind. According to state conservation officer Sam Hunter, the man raised his shotgun and killed the wolf at about eight yards, just before it reached him and his dog. “It was a frightening experience during a grouse hunting trip that will not soon be forgotten,” Hunter told the Star Tribune. Despite the widespread controversy over the state’s decision to host a wolf hunt this year, it is still legal to kill a wolf in defense of yourself, your pet, or livestock. Although officials from around the country—including those in Minnesota—continue to claim that wolves pose little threat to hunters or animals, this is just one wolf-related incident among many this year. Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Gun Dog Magazine Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More news Show More Get the Gun Dog Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 10 Tips For Keeping Your Dog CoolRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 7 issues for the low price of just $10! Subscribe!