Friday, December 19, 2014

Wolves in Michigan, other Great Lakes states ordered returned to endangered list | MLive.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states.

The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the combined population is estimated at around 3,700. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states.

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday the removal was "arbitrary and capricious" and violated the federal Endangered Species Act.

Unless overturned, her decision will block the states from scheduling additional hunting and trapping seasons for the predators. All three have had at least one hunting season since protections were lifted, while Minnesota and Wisconsin also have allowed trapping. More than 1,500 Great Lakes wolves have been killed, said Jonathan Lovvorn, senior vice president of the Humane Society of the United States, which filed a lawsuit that prompted Howell's ruling.

Wolves in Michigan, other Great Lakes states ordered returned to endangered list | MLive.com

Wolf Sighting in Crawford County

Craig W
Frederic, MI

Date of Sighting: Friday, December 19, 2014
Time of Sighting: 2:10 PM

Crawford County

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wolf Sighting in Cass County

Mike B
Dowagiac, MI

Date of Sighting: Monday, December 15, 2014
Time of Sighting: 1:00pm

Cass County

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Wolf Evidence in Cheboygan County

Tyler H.

Date of Sighting: November 28, 2014
Time of Sighting: Daytime

Cheboygan County


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Wolf Sighting in Roscommon County

Samantha L
Houghton Lake, MI 4

Date of Sighting: Friday, September 15, 2006
Time of Sighting: Evening

Roscommon County

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Wolf Sighting in Roscommon County

Ron R
Essexville, MI

Date of Sighting: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time of Sighting: 10:00am

Roscommon County

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Michigan DNR investigates 2 wolf killings in Upper Peninsula | News - Home

LAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking tips in its hunt for poachers who killed two wolves in the Upper Peninsula.

The department said Thursday that authorities discovered both killings Nov. 26.

In one case, the department says authorities found the body of a wolf near Michigan 117 in Mackinac County's Lakefield Township, south of Newberry.

The DNR says someone shot the wolf elsewhere and dumped it there.
In the other case, it says someone killed a wolf that was part of a wildlife study in Schoolcraft County's Doyle Township. The department says the poacher removed the wolf's tracking collar.

The DNR says it's offering rewards for information leading to arrests. It says anyone with information should call its poaching hotline at 800-292-7800.

Michigan DNR investigates 2 wolf killings in Upper Peninsula | News - Home