Michigan wolf hunt

7:02 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Opponents of wolf hunting in Michigan consider another petition drive

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Another petition drive would be needed to hold a referendum on bill that authorizes Natural Resources Commission to schedule a wolf hunt
LANSING, MI - A coalition supported by the Humane Society of the United States says it is considering a second petition drive aimed at banning wolf hunting in Michigan. An initial hunt is already scheduled for this fall in parts of the Upper Peninsula -- although, because of actions Wednesday, more Natural Resources Commission votes will be needed to make the hunt official again.
7:57 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Commission sets dates for wolf hunt in Upper Peninsula

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Hunt was authorized to deal with growing population of wolves. Opponents say voters have been silenced on issue
ROSCOMMON - From Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, gray wolves in three areas of the Upper Peninsula will have a target on their backs. The state Natural Resources Commission approved a wolf hunting season Thursday for up to 43 of the 658 wolves in the Upper Peninsula.
9:10 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Snyder signs bill that could lead to wolf hunt in Upper Peninsula

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Bill would supersede law passed last year and nullify petition drive to put issues on statewide ballot
LANSING - The day before the Natural Resources Commission is meeting to determine whether it will set a wolf hunting season this fall, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will allow that vote and kill a petition drive meant to ban the hunt.
9:23 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Senate approves bill that could lead to wolf hunting

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Bill gives Natural Resources Commission power to determine what animals are hunted in Michigan
Lansing - The state Senate gave final approval and immediate effect Tuesday to legislation designed to short-circuit efforts by wolf hunting opponents to bring the issue to a statewide vote in 2014.
SW Michigan
1:46 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Wolf hunting bill clears the state House

Wolves on Isle Royale in 2006 (hunting would not be allowed there even if the state law is approved)
Credit John Vucetich/Michigan Technological University / AP Photo

It looks increasingly like Michigan voters will not get to decide whether or not wolves can be hunted in the Upper Peninsula. The state House has approved a bill that would let the Natural Resources Commission decide which species can be hunted. The Gongwer News Service says supporters of hunting say that’s the best way to control the wolf population.

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