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Outdoors: Third wolf hunt petition approved, headed to Michigan Legislature

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.

Pro-wolf hunt proposal heads to Michigan lawmakers, who could approve or send to ballot

 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.

Crowded Ballot for Wolf Hunt

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.

Third wolf hunt petition approved, headed to Michigan Legislature

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.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected asks citizens to reach out to lawmakers

 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.

Showdown looms over second Michigan wolf hunt

 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.

Native American opponents of Michigan wolf hunt call rationale irrational

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

Signed a petition to oppose Asian carp? You actually signed a petition to allow wolf hunting

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.

Activist groups complain that Legislature circumvents petition drives, elections

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

Howling for Wolves and Voting Rights in Michigan

 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.


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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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