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Michigan’s First Managed Wolf Hunt Begins

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-15 12:54:36-05

754px-Gray_Wolf_Seney_NWR_2LANSING,Mich. — Michigan’s wolf hunt begins Nov. 15 in three distinct units in the Upper Peninsula. These units were designed around areas of chronic wolf-human conflict where other methods of controlling that conflict have proven ineffective.

The 2013 wolf season will open Nov. 15 and will run until the target harvest for each Wolf Management Unit (WMU) is reached, but no later than Dec. 31. The bag limit is one wolf per person per year. Firearm, crossbow and bow-and-arrow hunting will be allowed on public and private lands. A total of 1,200 licenses were sold, and no additional licenses are available.

The three designated Wolf Management Units are:

  • WMU A in Gogebic County in the far western Upper Peninsula – target harvest of 16 wolves;
  • WMU B in portions of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton and Ontonagon counties – target harvest of 19 wolves; and
  • WMU C in portions of Luce and Mackinac counties – target harvest of eight wolves

Hunters are required to report successful harvest over the phone on the day of harvest. Once the target harvest is met for a management unit, the entire unit will be closed for the season. Licensed hunters will be required to check daily by phone or online (www.michigan.gov/wolves) to determine whether any management units have been closed.

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