It may be merely symbolic, but Michigan voters will get a chance during the Nov. 4 election to send a message about whether hunters should be permitted to target the gray wolf.
Officials with Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission have confirmed there won’t be a gray wolf hunt this year.
The bill was designed to keep voters from stopping future hunts in referendums in November.
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.
“The reality, there’s very little risk to livestock and wolves are really important to the ecosystem,” Kagan said.
Michigan’s first authorized wolf hunt since the animal went on the endangered species list four decades ago will begin Nov. 15.
The manual instructs how to find traps and take them out by destroying or hiding them.
“What we’re doing now is going back and re-examining the process.”
Opponents of a plan to allow wolf hunting in Michigan have raised the most among groups backing four statewide ballot drives.
The measure lets the state Natural Resources Commission decide which types of animals can be hunted.