The Michigan Natural Resources Commission confirmed Thursday there won't be a gray wolf hunt this year.
With two proposals concerning wolf hunts on the Nov. 4 ballot, the Natural Resources Commission will not schedule a hunt of gray wolves in the Upper Peninsula this year.
The U.S. government rescued wolves from extinction over 35 years ago. Now, critics say the government has completely changed course and is engineering the wholesale slaughter of grey wolves in several states.
The following is a letter to the editor that was sent to the Kalamazoo Gazette.
Contrary to the legislature’s belief, those of us that want to have wolves in our woods are neither stupid nor hopelessly romantic. We understand that wolves pose real and perceived threats. We care about our fellow human beings and their livelihoods. We care about all people, children, pets, and everyone’s safety.
Opponents of a wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula can claim a small victory in the battle over whether hunters should be allowed to kill the gray wolves.
There probably won’t be a wolf hunt this year.
The State Board of Canvassers approved the language Thursday for two Nov. 4 ballot referendums seeking to overturn laws that allow wolf hunting in Michigan.
Nothing about the hunting of wolves in the Upper Peninsula has gone particularly smoothly. But come November, voters will have a simple choice on two ballot proposals concerning the hunt.
A state elections board has approved ballot language for two referendums on state wolf hunting laws.