A panel will now decide whether to allow continued wolf hunts, instead of leaving the matter up to the voters.
If approved, it would nullify citizen referendums on the issue scheduled for the November election.
The proposal before the Legislature now is designed to prevent November referendums on two laws that cleared the way for Michigan’s first wolf hunt in decades.
Michigan officials have certified a second referendum on hunting wolves for the November statewide ballot, which wildlife groups hope voters will support to block future hunts.
The decline was 22 wolves, which is the number that were killed in the hunt… Coincidence?
DNR officials are studying the figures to decide if there should be another wolf hunt this year.
With less than a week left until the end of Michigan’s first wolf hunt in decades, hunters had killed fewer than half the maximum 43 allowed.
At least 11 wolves have been killed so far during the wolf hunt in the UP.
It’s the first hunt in Michigan since the wolf was placed on the endangered species list nearly 40 years ago.
Friday was the start of the wolf hunt, which is the first in the state since the animal was placed on the endangered species list nearly 40 years ago.