Monday, September 22, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Washtenaw County

Mark A

Date of Sighting: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time of Sighting: 11 AM

Washtenaw County

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Canceled wolf hunt draws no howls

The state's recent decision that there will be no wolf hunt in Michigan this year is getting mixed reactions, despite fear in the Upper Peninsula about the predators.

Many U.P. residents have been alarmed by the estimated 636 gray wolves in Michigan and their attacks on game animals, domestic animals and pets. Last year's Nov. 15-Dec. 31 hunt was the first in Michigan in 40 years and resulted in 22 wolves being killed in the U.P., a little more than half of the state target of 43.

But the Michigan Natural Resources Commission decided more than a week ago that it won't hold a wolf hunt this year, even if voters uphold two state laws that allow wolf hunting by approving two referendums on the Nov. 4 ballot. The state's wolf population is down from 658 in 2013 and 687 in 2012, but up significantly from 20 in 1992.

Canceled wolf hunt draws no howls

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Lapeer County

George M
Fostoria, MI

Date of Sighting: Monday, September 15, 2014
Time of Sighting: 8 pm

Lapeer County

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Benzie County

Kim R
Lake Ann, MI

Date of Sighting:  Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time of Sighting: 8:02 am

Benzie County

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wolf sighting in Manistique - UPMatters.com Home of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

A grey wolf was spotted near the boardwalk in Manistique. 

Manistique Public Safety officers say a resident called in the sighting around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The boardwalk runs along Lake Michigan in Manistique. 

Police ask that you call 911 immediately if you see the wolf again.

Wolf sighting in Manistique - UPMatters.com Home of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Want to hunt Michigan wolves? You'll have to wait until at least 2015

With two proposals regarding wolf hunts on the Nov. four ballot, the Natural Sources Commission will not schedule a hunt of gray wolves in the Upper Peninsula this year.

“We do not have the authority to set a wolf hunt now,” stated John Matonich, a NRC commissioner throughout a commission meeting Thursday. “It’s taking place too late in the year for 2014, so the NRC will wait till 2015” to set one more hunt.

The two proposals are referendums on two laws passed by the Legislature in 2012 and 2013 that authorize the NRC to designate game species and set a wolf hunt. Opponents of the hunt gathered sufficient signatures twice to attempt and get the two laws repealed.

Want to hunt Michigan wolves? You'll have to wait until at least 2015