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Press Releases
Dec 14, 2016

In the 2014 general election, Michigan voters soundly rejected two referendums on the trophy hunting and trapping of the state’s small population of wolves. But now, the Michigan legislature has rushed through another bill, SB 1187, to once again designate wolves as a game species to be hunted and trapped—in spite of that public rejection of an almost identical measure at the ballot box just two years ago. This bill is now on the desk of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Press Releases
Apr 02, 2015

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed a lawsuit in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Claims to overturn the so-called Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on the grounds that it violates the state’s constitution. The lawsuit challenges an underhanded legislative effort intended to overturn the result of two 2014 ballot measures through which Michigan voters soundly rejected sport hunting of wolves.

Press Releases
Dec 23, 2014

The November elections results are indisputable. Voters repealed Proposal 1 (moving the wolf to the game species list) with a 55 percent “no” vote, and they defeated Proposal 2 (giving the NRC the authority to decide which species can be hunted), with a 64 percent “no” vote.  Proposal 2 was defeated in 69 of 83 counties, in a landslide rejection of NRC decision-making power.

Press Releases
Dec 19, 2014

Jill Fritz, director of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, issues the following statement

“A federal District Court has just ruled that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately. Wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are now protected. This is a huge victory for our campaign and the thousands of supporters who worked tirelessly to save these majestic animals.

Press Releases
Nov 20, 2014

Voters of all political parties want Legislature and Natural Resources Commission to heed the will of the people

LANSING, Mich. – A statewide poll of Michigan voters conducted after the election reinforces strong opposition to wolf hunting and a strong desire not to hand power to designate game species over to the unelected Natural Resources Commission. The survey results come in the wake of the defeat of Proposals 1 and 2 and the voters’ rejection of wolf hunting and of the authority of the NRC to make these declarations.

Press Releases
Nov 06, 2014

Coalition Says State Should Vacate Its Transfer of Authority to the NRC Because the People Have Spoken Emphatically on the Issue

Press Releases
Nov 04, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – With about 50 percent of votes reported statewide and strong margins on both measures, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has declared victory in defeating Proposals 1 and 2 in the November 4 election.

Press Releases
Oct 31, 2014

Volunteers to go door-to-door this weekend urging a NO vote

(Note to editors: Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign staff and volunteers will gather to watch the election results from Hobie’s Café and Pub, 930 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing after the polls close at 8 p.m., Nov. 4.)

Press Releases
Oct 30, 2014

Actress announces support of efforts to stop Michigan’s wolf hunt 

Press Releases
Oct 29, 2014

On the eve of the Nov. 4 election, voters asked to protect wolves 

Press Releases
Oct 27, 2014

Proposals 1 and 2 Aren’t “Moot” – Vote “NO” to Stop Wolf Hunt and Legislative Power Grab

Press Releases
Oct 22, 2014

One of the nation’s leading wolf experts will speak at two events this week as Michigan residents get ready to decide the fate of their state’s wolves on Proposals 1 and 2 on the Nov. 4 statewide ballot. Dr. John Vucetich, co-director of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, will help sort fact from fiction at forums in Detroit and Allendale.

Oct 21, 2014

Lansing, MI - Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has launched two TV commercials urging Michiganders to stop the trophy hunting of wolves and stop the power grab by politicians, by voting NO on Proposals 1 and 2 on November 4. The commercials will run statewide for the final two weeks through Election Day.

Press Releases
Oct 20, 2014

Kristen Bell, Actress and Michigan Native, Urges Residents to Vote NO on Proposals 1 and 2 to Protect Wolves

LANSING, MI - Actress, singer and Michigan native Kristen Bell has endorsed the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign to stop the trophy hunting of wolves and the power grab by politicians. She urges Michiganders to vote NO on Proposals 1 and 2 on November 4. Bell said in a statement:

Press Releases
Aug 27, 2014

Michigan’s wolves should not be hunted this year despite the Michigan House of Representatives’ vote in favor of the unconstitutional Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act . Because the Act will only take effect next year, it provides no authorization for a hunt this year and does not nullify the two referendums on the ballot this November.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has committed to challenging the new Act in court.


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Press Releases: Dec 14, 2016

In the 2014 general election, Michigan voters soundly rejected two referendums on the trophy hunting and trapping of the state’s small population of wolves. But now, the Michigan legislature has rushed through another bill, SB 1187, to once again designate wolves as a game species to be hunted and trapped—in spite of that public rejection of an almost identical measure at the ballot box just two years ago...


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

  • Kalamazoo Humane Society
  • Pamela Graves, DVM
  • Detroit Audubon Society
  • Michigan Animal Shelter Rescue Network
  • Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Voiceless-MI
  • Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • Detroit Zoological Society

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