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Jul 26, 2014

A third wolf petition was unanimously approved by the state Board of Canvassers Thursday and is headed to the state Legislature, which could decide its fate or send it to the November ballot, where voters would decide.

Supporters of the wolf hunt needed to collect 258,088 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management turned in 375,475 signatures and the Secretary of State’s Office found that 297,051 of those signatures were valid.

News: MLive.com
Jul 24, 2014

 Michigan lawmakers will have 40 days to act on a pro-wolf hunt measure that would undermine two statewide ballot proposals designed to stop a second and subsequent hunts.

Jul 24, 2014

A citizen-driven ballot initiative that would give the Department of Natural Resources the final say on wolf hunting is on its way to the state legislature, after the Board of Canvassers certified nearly 300,000 signatures Thursday morning.

The initiative allows the DNR to rule what should or not should be game species, provides funding to combat aquatic invasive species and restores free hunting licenses for active military members.

Jul 24, 2014

A third wolf petition was unanimously approved by the state Board of Canvassers Thursday and is headed to the state Legislature, which could decide its fate or send it to the November ballot, where voters would decide.

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Jul 24, 2014

 Wolf Supporters Tell Lawmakers: Don’t Silence Voters Again

News: WKZO
Jul 16, 2014

 A petition drive is underway by those who want Michigan's voters to have a say in whether wolf hunting is allowed in the state. Jill Fritz, with Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, says that her group is hoping to get two questions on the ballot in November to keep wolves classified as a non game species. Given that the state legislature has recently acted to render such ballot initiatives moot, Fritz is asking citizens to reach out to their representatives in Lansing.

News: MLive.com
Jul 15, 2014

 Within two weeks, state election officials are expected to act on a petition that could allow lawmakers to ignore efforts by voters to weigh in on Michigan’s second managed wolf hunt.

News: MLive.com
Jul 13, 2014

The Michigan wolf hunt debate is bristling, especially in the political realm.

Jul 11, 2014

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.

News: WCMU-FM
Jul 09, 2014

 A coalition of activist groups is trying to make an issue of the Legislature passing laws to bypass petition drives and ballot measures.

Jul 09, 2014

 Almost three decades ago, I spent a summer as a Student Conservation Association ranger at Isle Royale National Park, in the farthest reaches of northern Michigan. I hiked through the beautiful boreal forests of this World Heritage site, drawn there because of the stories I’d read as a child about the relationship between the wolves and the moose on the island. Not for a moment did I ever worry about a wolf attack – in fact, I yearned for a glimpse of these elusive creatures.

Jul 08, 2014

The Legislature has the legal right to pass laws that subvert ballot initiatives and referendums, but that doesn’t make it right, said members of a newly formed coalition that says it wants to educate voters and urge lawmakers to let the people decide.

News: MLive.com
Jul 08, 2014

 

The president of the Humane Society of the United States made a stop in Kalamazoo Tuesday to campaign against wolf hunting in Michigan.

The issue has been a hot topic since last year when the state Legislature approved a wolf hunt that was held in the fall. Twenty-three wolves were killed in the state's first-ever managed wolf hunt.

Jul 08, 2014

 Wolf hunting opponents are sounding the alarm about what they believe could be another effort by state lawmakers to pass legislation making their petition-initiated November ballot proposals meaningless.

Jul 08, 2014

The Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act supported by Aaron Morehead, (Letters, June 28) lacks any scientific merit and is not about conservation. If this act becomes law, your constitutional right to challenge wildlife laws will be removed. The act empowers the Natural Resources Commission, a politically appointed body, with no scientific background, to designate species as game and establish hunting seasons.


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A third wolf petition was unanimously approved by the state Board of Canvassers Thursday and is headed to the state Legislature, which could decide its fate or send it to the November ballot, where voters would decide.

Supporters of the wolf hunt needed to collect 258,088 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management turned in 375,475 signatures and the Secretary...


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Keep Wolves Protected is endorsed by a number of organizations and citizens including:

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  • Detroit Audubon Society
  • Michigan Animal Shelter Rescue Network
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