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Michigan : Hunting of Gray Wolves in Michigan's U.P. Put on Hold


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Roxie
- 1667 days ago - detroitnews.com
But the fall hunt is off until the commission can approve a new wolf hunt. The commission has to first get the proposal at its June meeting and then can vote on the matter in July, said Sarah Lapshan, spokeswoman for the Department of Natural Resources.



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Roxie H (350)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:56 pm
HELLLOOOOOOOO!!!! SOMEONE WOKE UP AND SAVED THE WOLVES!!!!!!!!!
 

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:57 pm
Lansing A planned hunt of gray wolves in the Upper Peninsula has been put on hold for now after the law authorizing the harvest was suspended Wednesday pending a statewide referendum vote in November 2014.

The Board of State Canvassers determined Wednesday the group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected turned in more than the minimum 161,305 signatures required to get the issue on the ballot.

The referendum on whether Michigan should allow wolf hunting will be placed before voters in the November 2014 general election, suspending the current statute, state elections director Chris Thomas said.

Anticipating the wolf hunting law would be suspended, the Legislature recently passed a separate law authorizing the Natural Resources Commission to designate animals as hunting game, including wolves.

The NRC last week authorized a limited hunt this fall of 43 of the estimated 658 gray wolves roaming the woods of the Upper Peninsula in three zones comprising an area around Ironwood in Gogebic County, portions of Baraga, Houghton and Ontonagon counties, and Luce and Mackinac counties.

But the fall hunt is off until the commission can approve a new wolf hunt. The commission has to first get the proposal at its June meeting and then can vote on the matter in July, said Sarah Lapshan, spokeswoman for the Department of Natural Resources.

Supporters of the hunt say wolves have become a menacing nuisance for farmers whose livestock have been attacked by the predators. Some residents have reported seeing them in their back yards.

Even though the referendum has essentially been upended by the Legislature's new law, it cannot be called off, Thomas said.

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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130522/POLITICS02/305220409#ixzz2U4pUp5wK
 

Shawna S (45)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:58 pm
CALL OFF ALL WOLF HUNTS!!
Thanks Roxie :")
 

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:39 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:25 am
No more hunting wolves---please! I hope this will be a permanent hold...thx Roxie
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:45 pm
Great news Roxie !!! Now if we can get California to not allow the hunting of wolves that would be wonderful.
 

Veronique L (209)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:28 am
Good news, but the picture is so distressing :-(
 

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 12:19 am
Noted and signed - no animal, and I mean NO ANIMAL, should ever be hunted or poached - they have as much right to live on this earth as we do. We should stop over populating the earth - we are pushing them further and further away from habitat and food because of our selfishness.
 
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