Friday, October 24, 2014

More bad news for Isle Royale wolves

Another season at Isle Royale National Park will end in two weeks, leaving the island park closed to visitors until next spring.

But as the last boat pulls away to cross Lake Superior, it will leave behind an endangered population of wolves which, for only the second time in more than four decades, has apparently failed to reproduce.

Scientists who study Isle Royale wolves and moose in a famed 55-year research project say they found no evidence of new wolf pups during their summer stay on the island.

The finding — or lack thereof — is significant because it's one more sign the island's iconic wolves are struggling to survive following generations of inbreeding, disease and isolation. The only other time the wolves did not reproduce was in 2012.

More bad news for Isle Royale wolves

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Washtenaw County

K L.
Pinckney, MI

Date of Sighting: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time of Sighting: 8:20 pm

Washtenaw County

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Kalamazoo County

Ike D
Kalamazoo, MI

Date of Sighting: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time of Sighting: 12:10 AM

Kalamazoo County

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Oakland County

Samantha E
Wolverine Lake, MI

Date of Sighting: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time of Sighting: 5:40 PM

Oakland County

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Genesee County

Sherry C
Flint, MI

Date of Sighting: Monday, October 13, 2014
Time of Sighting: 8:45am

Genesee County

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Wolf Sighting in Kalamazoo County

Chrys F
Kalamazoo, MI

Date of Sighting: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time of Sighting: 8AM

Kalamazoo County

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Michigan wolf hunt ballot proposals: Will your vote matter? | MLive.com

LANSING, MI — Michigan voters will finally have a say on wolf hunting, but what they say this fall may not mean much at all.

Proposal 1 and Proposal 2 on the November general election ballot are referendums on separate laws that paved the way for Michigan's first-ever wolf hunt, which took place last year and was limited to three zones of the Upper Peninsula.

A "no" vote would repeal those statutes, but the Republican-led Legislature has already approved a third law allowing for future wolf hunts, set to take effect early next year.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, which has spent more than $1 million on petition drives to challenge the first two laws, isn't giving up the fight. The group is planning a lawsuit to challenge the newer law, arguing it is overly broad.

Michigan wolf hunt ballot proposals: Will your vote matter? | MLive.com