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Tim Ewert of Bemidji, Minn., left, and Dennis Parish of Solway, Minn., inspect snares they'll use for trapping wolves, if lawmakers approve a wolf hunting and trapping season. Ewert and Parish, who participate in Voyageur historic reenactment groups, are dressed in traditional Voyageur garb outside Ewert's home. JON HELLER | MPR News 91.3 FM

Trappers look foward to wolf season

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BEMIDJI -In some ways, 61-year-old Tim Ewert was born a few hundred years too late.

Fascinated by stories of French voyageurs and trappers who first came to Minnesota in the late 1600s, Ewert is a professional trapper who also sells mink oil, hand-crafted baskets and wooden bows. He even makes voyageur-style canoes and participates in historic reenactments.


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