Opponents of this month’s scheduled wolf hunt are preparing for Friday’s start of the hunt.
The hunt will take place in three specific zones of the Upper Peninsula. State wildlife officials hope hunters will kill 43 wolves during the hunt. There are an estimated 658 wolves in the U.P.
Jill Fritz is the state director of the Humane Society of the United States.
“We’ll just continue to educate the public about this and make sure the people know that this entire wolf hunt that is happening is based on lies, deception and fear mongering,” says Fritz.
A candlelight vigil is planned in Mt. Pleasant for the night before the hunt begins.
Meanwhile, a petition drive continues to put a question on the ballot next year to challenge the law authorizing the hunt.