Opponents of a plan to allow wolf hunting in Michigan have raised the most among groups backing four statewide ballot drives.
The DNR reminds hunters that the application period for antlerless deer licenses is now open through Aug. 15.
Michigan lawmakers are closer to approving the first significant increase in hunting and fishing license fees since 1997.
Michigan’s first significant increase in hunting and fishing license fees since 1997 passed the House on Wednesday, a move that has the blessing of outdoor groups.
But a new law makes the referendum a toothless gesture regardless of the outcome.
A state board has voted to allow a 6-week hunting season this year in which up to 43 wolves can be killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The measure lets the state Natural Resources Commission decide which types of animals can be hunted.
Michigan is one step closer to an Upper Peninsula wolf hunt.
Legislation passed Thursday would empower the Natural Resources Commission to decide which types of wildlife could be hunted.
Eight men from three states, including Michigan, have been convicted and sentenced for participating in illegal game hunts that took place over four years.