It’s obvious from the comments left on 9 and 10 News’ website that some Michigan residents want all of the wolves in the Upper Peninsula dead. The Michigan DNR is seeking help in finding out who is poaching wolves in Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties.
On November 4 Michigan voted down two proposals that would have allowed for trophy hunting of wolves in the state and allow the state legislature to ignore the Michigan state constitution by denying the citizens of Michigan the right to propose and amend Michigan law. In August of 2014 during a special rules session the state legislature circumvented the will of the people again by passing the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, a law designed to list wildlife as game species for hunting at the discretion of the new Natural Resources Commission.
The NRC is a farce, as this committee, which is supposed to propose wildlife management based on scientific research, is made up entirely of political appointments. Not one member of the commission has any credentials or experience with conservation or wildlife management.
The two referendums that appeared on the November, 2014 ballot were defeated because a majority of Michiganians want wolves protected, not driven to the point of being endangered again.
Except for some people, the law doesn’t matter.
- Shoot shovel and shut up…the only way to control the population…Sorry it’s the real truth!
- hey trolls more wolves will be killed now them if we had a season. tip for dnr trip them all transplant them down state for the trolls to protect and kill their pets and possibily their kids.
- Really, does the DNR think people are going to turn anyone in when every county in the U.P pasted in the election to have a hunt. People want them gone. I have a mother and her pup at the bottom of my porch this morning, scares the heck out of me. To close for comfort for me. I say get rid of them all they are just killing all the deer.
- kill em all
So the plan is poach wolves, because they can’t kill them legally.
If anyone living in these counties knows anything about wolves being shot illegally and can offer tips to the DNR to help apprehend these criminals, please call the Report All Poaching Hotline at (800)292–7800. The DNR is offering a reward. Please do your part to protect these animals who have just as much right to live as any human.