wolf hunting

6:06 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Exaggerated account of wolf sighting led to effort to allow wolf hunt

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Investigation finds actual incident became basis of "Michigan myth"
IRONWOOD, MI -- Mythical moments are born from small facts. They can become untruths. This is an example. The wolf and the dog are nearly nose to nose, perhaps five feet apart, eyes locked.
4:45 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Group says state wolf hunt data skewed

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Members of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected say data used to promote wolf hunting in state are all from one single farm.
Opponents of Michigan's upcoming wolf hunt say data used to justify the program are skewed by events at one cattle farm in Ontonagon County. In November, as many as 1,200 hunters will take to three designated areas in the Upper Peninsula for the first sanctioned wolf hunt in roughly half a century.
5:22 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State delays sale of wolf hunting licenses

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Minnesota saw a huge drop in its wolf population after its first wolf hunt last year. Though a Minnesota DNR spokesman said that could be because the deer population also dropped. Opponents of the wolf hunt worry about what the hunt could do to the wolf population in Michigan.
The announcement comes as wildlife managers in Minnesota, which had its first wolf hunt last year, are cutting their wolf quota nearly in half for this fall's hunt there, after surveys showed a big drop in the wolf population.
4:54 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Group against wolf hunting to launch 2nd petition

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The group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has planned another petition drive. During the first drive in March, the group was trying to overturn a law that allowed wolf hunting and trapping in the state. In May, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill to let the Michigan Natural Resources Commission add wolves to the list of game animals. This petition drive will help put issues on the ballot against both those laws.
LANSING - A group that opposes a gray wolf hunt says it will launch a second ballot petition drive to stop the proposed hunt after its first effort was thwarted by the Legislature. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted more than 255,000 signatures in March in an effort to overturn a December 2012 state law that allows the hunting and trapping of wolves.
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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