Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management http://michiganradio.org en Signed a petition to oppose Asian carp? You actually signed a petition to allow wolf hunting http://michiganradio.org/post/signed-petition-oppose-asian-carp-you-actually-signed-petition-allow-wolf-hunting <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">This week, pretty much unnoticed, the deadline came and went for opponents to file challenges to petitions filed by the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management campaign to initiate a law. This is part of the ongoing political battle over wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The </span>CPWM<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> petition drive would create a new version of the law to allow wolf hunting, and it would take future decisions on designating game animals and put it with the state Natural Resources Commission instead of the Legislature.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Now, not everyone may recognize that petition campaign. But, if you signed a petition to oppose Asian carp in the Great Lakes, you signed a petition to allow wolf hunting in the UP. If you signed a petition to allow active duty military personnel to get free hunting and fishing licenses, you signed a petition to allow wolf hunting.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:05:28 +0000 Rick Pluta & Zoe Clark 18349 at http://michiganradio.org Signed a petition to oppose Asian carp? You actually signed a petition to allow wolf hunting Wolf hunt supporters deliver their petition signatures Tuesday http://michiganradio.org/post/wolf-hunt-supporters-deliver-their-petition-signatures-tuesday <p>After spending months collecting signatures, hunting groups plan to deliver their petitions to the Secretary of State’s office tomorrow.</p><p></p><p>The petition is aimed at cementing a wolf hunt in Michigan law.</p><p></p><p>In November, voters will decide two ballot questions challenging state laws allowing the state to authorize a wolf hunt. Last year, nearly two dozen wolves were shot and killed by hunters in the Upper Peninsula during a state sanctioned wolf hunt.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:19:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17753 at http://michiganradio.org Wolf hunt supporters deliver their petition signatures Tuesday A campaign to continue Michigan's controversial wolf hunt nears milestone http://michiganradio.org/post/campaign-continue-michigans-controversial-wolf-hunt-nears-milestone <p>Michigan hunters are in the final phases of collecting signatures on a statewide petition drive to allow the state’s controversial wolf hunt to continue.</p><p></p><p>Hunters killed 22 wolves in three specific zones in the Upper Peninsula last year. The hunt was the first after the gray wolf was removed from the endangered species list.</p><p></p> Sat, 10 May 2014 21:54:04 +0000 Steve Carmody 17552 at http://michiganradio.org A campaign to continue Michigan's controversial wolf hunt nears milestone Fewer wolves than expected have died so far in Michigan's wolf hunt http://michiganradio.org/post/fewer-wolves-expected-have-died-so-far-michigans-wolf-hunt <p>It’s been a month since hunters took to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to hunt wolves.</p><p>So far, the wolves have been doing better than expected.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Since the start of the hunt, only about 20 wolves have been killed. That's less than half of the 43 wolves state wildlife officials set as the goal to be killed in the hunt.&nbsp;&nbsp; The hunt ends December 31st.&nbsp;</p><p>Adam Bump is the Department of Natural Resources’ point man on wolves.&nbsp; He admits he’s not sure why hunters have had more success bagging wolves in some parts of the U.P. than in other parts.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:30:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15692 at http://michiganradio.org Fewer wolves than expected have died so far in Michigan's wolf hunt 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 Michigan hunters plan to petition for new wolf hunt law http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-hunters-plan-petition-new-wolf-hunt-law <p>There could soon be dueling petition drives on opposite sides of the debate over wolf hunting in Michigan.</p><p>Next week, a coalition of Michigan hunting groups will ask the Board of State Canvassers to approve the wording of a petition for a new state law.</p><p>“The wolf hunting debate alerted us to the need for this type of decision making process,” says Drew YoungeDyke.&nbsp;&nbsp; He’s with <a href="http://www.mucc.org/for-imediate-release-11-26-2013/">Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management.</a></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:47:47 +0000 Steve Carmody 15454 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan hunters plan to petition for new wolf hunt law