Julia Baker / Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition

Wolf Hunting A Signature Away From Becoming Legal

Dec 15, 2016
State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Wolves are on the federal endangered species list. If they are ever taken off the list, the legislation would allow them to be hunted. 

Last year marked the second season in a row with no hunting deaths in Michigan, according to a press release Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 

The DNR says hunting injuries and fatalities have dropped steadily since the state started keeping hunting records in 1970. That year the state also saw the highest number of hunting deaths on record with 18 people killed. The DNR credits hunter safety programs for the decline in fatalities.


(MPRN-Lansing) - Michigan has joined the appeal of a federal judge’s decision to restore endangered species protections to the gray wolf. Animal rights and wildlife groups challenged the de-listing in an effort to stop wolf hunting in Michigan and other Midwestern states. 

At least six poached elk have been reported during Michigan's firearms deer season