MARQUETTE—The DNR will host a series of public meetings in March to provide information to the public and answer questions regarding wolf management and the possibility of a future wolf hunting season.
The meetings will take place in the following locations in the U.P. from 6 to 8 p.m. local time:
-Tuesday, March 12; Gogebic Community College, David Lindquist Student Center, E4946 Jackson Road, Ironwood
-Wednesday, March 13; Northern Michigan University, Michigan Room, 2101 University Center, Marquette
Two meeting will also be held downstate. The meetings will include a presentation by DNR Wildlife Division staff on wolf management techniques, including the potential use of public harvest as a management tool as prescribed in the state’s Wolf Management Plan, which was developed through consensus by a roundtable of stakeholders representing a wide variety of interests related to wolf management.
Following the presentation, DNR staff will hold a question-and-answer session with members of the public. Meeting attendees will also be asked to participate in a survey regarding the possibility of the use of wolf hunting as a management tool in Michigan.
In January 2012, wolves in Michigan were removed from the federal list of endangered species. In December 2012, wolves were declared a game species when Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Act 520 of 2012.
Upon the reclassification of wolves as a game species, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.
For more information about attending this series of public information meetings, contact Adam Bump at 517-373-1263. To learn more about the state’s wolf population and Wolf Management Plan, visit www.michigan.gov/wolves.