Michigan DNR Hosts Public Meetings on Wolf Management
March 6, 2013
Michigan’s DNR will be holding public meetings regarding the potential wolf hunting season. The meetings will provide information to the public (about an hour long presentation) and answer questions regarding wolf management and the possibility of a future wolf hunting season. There will be a survey for the audience to complete that will be used to capture additional input. Please be advised that there has been a change to their meeting schedule – Newberry meeting was cancelled.
ALL MEETINGS ARE FROM 6-8pm (Ironwood is 6-8 Central time).
- Tuesday, March 12th- Ironwood- Gogebic Community College E4946 Jackson Road, David Lindquist Student Center
- Wednesday March 13th- Marquette- Northern Michigan University 1401 Presque Isle Ave., University Center, Great Lakes Room
- Tuesday March 19th- Gaylord- Wisconsin Street Hall, 610 S Wisconsin St
- Thursday, March 21st- Lansing- Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue- Room 201
The DNR’s recommendation on a wolf management season will be presented to the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) for consideration no later than June 2013. Whether a wolf season will be established and what the season would entail is at the sole discretion of the NRC.
The Michigan DNR is gathering input regarding a possible wolf hunt that could begin as early as the fall of 2014. DNR has vowed that any hunting season would not jeopardize the wolf population and will not include the use of dogs to hunt wolves; however trapping, baiting and predator calls may be considered. If you would like to participate in the survey, go to the MICHIGAN WOLF SURVEY so that your voice is heard.
DNR is also accepting questions/comments at firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: Wolf Input
Contact Adam Bump at (517) 373-1263 for more information about attending this series of public information meetings. Visit www.michigan.gov/wolves to learn more about the state’s wolf population and Wolf Management Plan.
If you still have not done so yet, please sign a Keep Michigan Wolves Protected petition by finding a date/location nearest you. Time is running out, so please act quickly.