Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Wayne County

Dean P
Taylor, MI

Date of Sighting: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time of Sighting: 7am

Wayne County

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Jackson County

Len P
Parma, MI

Date of Sighting: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time of Sighting: 9:30PM

Jackson County

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Michigan DNR Looking For Input On Wolf Plan

Wolf Plan Update Occurring - Comments Sought

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is updating the 2008 Michigan Wolf Management Plan and is seeking comment on the implementation of the plan. The plan and more specifically the four principal goals within the plan have guided wolf management in Michigan for the last six years.
The Wolf Management Plan was created using extensive public input to identify important issues and assess public attitudes towards wolves and their management as well as, a review of the biological and social science on wolves. The four principal goals within the plan are:
  • maintain a viable wolf population
  • facilitate wolf-related benefits
  • minimize wolf-related conflicts
The survey is structured around 12 strategic goals and corresponding actions within the 2008 plan. We hope you will take time and provide input. Comments will be accepted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 11. If you are unable to participate in this survey electronically, please contact the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 to receive a paper survey.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upper Peninsula senator: 'Regardless of whatever happens, the wolves will be dealt with' |

An Upper Peninsula state senator is being criticized for what opponents say is his seeming support for the killing of wolves out of season.

State Sen. Tom Casperson denied the allegations. Although wolf hunting is currently on hold in Michigan, Casperson last week said "wolves will be dealt with."

Voters rejected two hunting measures in statewide referendums on Nov. 4. Wolves were hunted in 2013 -- and lawmakers have passed a law again potentially allowing wolf hunting in 2015, although opponents are planning a lawsuit to try to stop the hunt.

"Regardless of whatever happens (with the lawsuit), the wolves will be dealt with," said Casperson, R-Escanaba. "The casual attitude of some who just say, 'Deal with it when it happens,' sometimes when it happens it's too late and that's our concern," he said after last week's vote.

Upper Peninsula senator: 'Regardless of whatever happens, the wolves will be dealt with' |

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

U.P. farm fearful of wolf population : News :

RALPH -- Holmes Cattle Farm in Ralph of Dickinson County has been in the Holmes family for decade. Allen Holmes inherited it from his grandfather, but the past few months have been hard.

“I was checking on my calves one day and I noticed a terrible odor,” said Allen Holmes, owner of Holmes Cattle Farm. “I found out one of my calves had been bitten, it had a chunk taken out of its rear end. So I went out and checked the rest of my herd and I ended up finding the remains of a carcass lying on the ground. It was just a head and a spine.”

It was more than that.

“I have lost four calves and one bull,” said Allen Holmes. “Right now I am missing one calf and one cow that I am trying to find.”

U.P. farm fearful of wolf population : News :

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Calhoun County

Karen C
Albion, MI

Date of Sighting: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time of Sighting: 11:33 am

Calhoun County

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Wolf Sighting in Grand Traverse County

Dan M
Panama City, FL

Date of Sighting: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time of Sighting: Approx 9:30am

Grand Traverse County

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