wolf hunting

US Fish and Wildlife Service

(MPRN) - Opponents of wolf hunting in Michigan have filed a legal challenge to a state law that bypassed two voter referendums in the question.

Voters rejected two separate wolf hunting laws adopted by the legislature but lawmakers approved a third law put before them through a petition drive. The Keep Michigan Wolves Protected lawsuit says that law violates the state constitution because it covers too many subjects. Besides setting wolf hunting rules, it also created up a million-dollar fund to fight invasive species, and money to provide free hunting and fishing licenses to veterans.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Opponents of wolf hunting in Michigan won a victory last December. That’s when a federal court put Michigan wolves back on the endangered species list. But biologist John Vucetich says a bill under consideration in Congress could change that.

Vucetich studies the moose and wolf populations of Isle Royale in Lake Superior. He’s also a professor in the in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University.

WMUK

(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. 

The order by a federal judge in December effectively blocked efforts in Lansing to revive the state's wolf hunting season in the Upper Peninsula.

WMUK

  (Lansing-MPRN) The state Senate is urging Congress to end endangered and threatened species protections for gray wolves in Michigan. 

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