Wolf Hunting Authorized in Parts of Upper Peninsula This Fall

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-11 18:12:26-04

MICHIGAN — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) hopes to eliminate 43 wolves in six counties in the Upper Peninsula, according to a press release.

The 1,200 licenses to hunt wolves will run $100 for Michigan residents and $500 for out-of-state hunters.  They will be available on a first come, first serve basis between Aug. 3 and Oct. 31.  The hunting season begins Nov. 15.  and will run until Dec. 31 unless all 43 wolves are killed before then.

This “wolf harvest” is being implemented to cut down on incidents involving livestock and pet attacks.  The NRC says that the wolf population in Michigan has grown steadily since 2000, and the current population in the state is estimated at 658.