Michigan Natural Resources Commission http://michiganradio.org en Wolf hunt 'didn’t meet objective' http://michiganradio.org/post/wolf-hunt-didn-t-meet-objective <p>Michigan’s top wildlife officials were briefed today on last year’s controversial wolf hunt.</p><p></p><p>23 wolves were killed during the seven-week hunt. That’s well below the target of 43 wolves.</p><p></p><p>Adam Bump is the point man on wolves for the Department of Natural Resources. He delivered the briefing to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.&nbsp; Bump says the DNR will take the next several months to evaluate how to improve future hunts.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:31:43 +0000 Steve Carmody 15964 at http://michiganradio.org Wolf hunt 'didn’t meet objective' New wolf hunt petitions will start circulating this week http://michiganradio.org/post/new-wolf-hunt-petitions-will-start-circulating-week <p>Beginning Wednesday, Michigan hunting groups will start collecting signatures on a petition to allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Today, the Board of State Canvassers approved wording for the petition.</p><p>The pro-hunt petition is intended to counter two petition drives by groups trying to protect the gray wolf.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Since November 15<sup>th</sup>, at least 17 wolves have been killed in the state’s first ever wolf hunt.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:40:52 +0000 Steve Carmody 15496 at http://michiganradio.org New wolf hunt petitions will start circulating this week Wolf hunt opponents plan to deliver petition signatures calling for statewide vote http://michiganradio.org/post/wolf-hunt-opponents-plan-deliver-petition-signatures-calling-statewide-vote <p>Tomorrow, Michigan may move a little closer to having a statewide vote on a possible wolf hunt.</p><p></p><p>Members of the group, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, are expected to deliver nearly a quarter million petition signatures to the Secretary of State’s office.</p><p></p><p>The petition drive calls for a referendum on a new state law authorizing a gray wolf hunt.</p><p></p><p>Once endangered, the wolf population has grown in recent years. State wildlife experts believe there are around 700 gray wolves in Michigan.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:31:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11872 at http://michiganradio.org Wolf hunt opponents plan to deliver petition signatures calling for statewide vote