ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) - A group of wolf advocates and wildlife enthusiasts have launched a statewide petition that asks Governor Mark Dayton and the D-N-R to suspend the planned 2013 wolf hunt in Minnesota. The coalition, headed up by Howling for Wolves, hopes to gather over 50 thousand signatures in the coming weeks. The group points to a 2012 survey that showed 79 percent of respondents opposed the shooting, trapping and snaring of wolves. The coalition says after last year's hunting season, the Minnesota wolf population is at its lowest level since 1988. You can sign the petition online at howlingforwolves.org or at the Minnesota State Fair Pet Center.