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State wolf plan to be updated, public asked to comment

  By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Michigan – State wildlife officials want to know what the public thinks about Michigan’s current Wolf Management Plan. The 96-page document, developed in 2008, was slated to be updated in 2013. That process is … Continue reading

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Wolf Hunt Coming for Michigan?

Now that Michigan gray wolves are off the endangered species list, state legislators are moving a bill to put wolves on the state’s game species list, according to this report by Bill Parker in Michigan Outdoor News. Will it be a … Continue reading

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Remote Beauty: Craig Lake State Park worth the trek

By Howard Meyerson CHAMPION — This is moose country — wet and wild. There are deer, loons and mink, even bald eagles flying. And the night air here is punctuated by hooting owls. At 6,983 acres, Craig Lake State Park … Continue reading

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Isolated Isle Royale wolves “hanging by their teeth”

On Isle Royale in Lake Superior the wolf population is in decline. Experts say their numbers have dropped from 30 wolves to nine over the last six years The reasons cited in a story today on Michigan Radio’s Environment Report ,  include … Continue reading

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Government killing of 8 wolves suggests Upper Peninsula may be overcrowded with wolves

By Howard Meyerson A couple of weeks ago, I read with some dismay about eight wolves shot and killed in and around Ironwood, a western Upper Peninsula town. Ironwood is a gateway community, a popular tourist town — population 5,380 … Continue reading

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U.S. Forest Service employee under fire for photographing wounded gray wolf before killing it

A National Forest Service employee, Josh Bransford, is under fire for taking a photograph of himself with a wolf that was caught in a leg trap, according to the Washington Post. The incident occurred during Idaho’s first-ever wolf trapping season. … Continue reading

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Experts surprised by No. 1 deer predator in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula

ESCANABA — Michigan hunters have been known to say that state’s growing wolf population is bad for deer. Their lament is about the diminished Upper Peninsula whitetail population. It’s not unusual to hear someone claim: “Wolf are eating all the … Continue reading

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