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Natural Resources Commission to Decide on Wolf Hunt

Natural Resources Commission to Decide on Wolf Hunt

By FOX 47 News. CREATED May 9, 2013

The Natural Resources Commission could decide at a meeting today whether to schedule a wolf hunt this fall.

Governor Snyder signed a bill into law Wednesday allowing the State Natural Resources Commission to decide which types of animals can be hunted. Previously, only lawmakers had that authority.

The Department of Natural Resources is already recommending that hunters kill up to forty-three wolves in the Upper Peninsula. Supporters of this legislation say the state's wolf population needs to be thinned out because the animals are attacking livestock and pets in some areas.

But the group, "Keep Michigan Wolves Protected," is urging the National Resources Commission not to make any decisions on wolf hunting today, until after the 2014 election.

It submitted petitions calling for a vote that could overturn the 2012 wolf hunting law.