The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that could circumvent a referendum on wolf hunting.
The bill would give a state commission the authority to name the wolf, or almost any other species, as a game species.
That's separate from the wolf-hunting law that is the target of a referendum drive. That referendum would appear on the November 2014 ballot once petitions signed by 250,000 voters are certified by a state elections board.
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