When wolves were recently classified as a game species, the NRC directed the DNR’s Wildlife Division to undertake a multi-level approach to developing a recommendation on whether a wolf hunt should take place, as well as the parameters of such a season.
The DNR says their 2008 Wolf Management Plan will serve as an important guide for the meetings and for any formal recommendation. Additionally, DNR staff is compiling an analysis of historic wolf damage complaints to develop the recommendation.
At its May meeting, the NRC will consider all of the information it has received including the recommendations from the DNR, and will consider whether or not to authorize a wolf hunting season in Michigan.
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