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Wolf hunting debate heats up as Michiganders weigh-in on divisive issue

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — To hunt or not to hunt, that is the issue, and as the state of Michigan edges closer and closer to classifying the gray wolf as a game species, those two options have created a maelstrom of feelings in the wildlife community.
Suffering from near eradication by past federal and state bounty programs, the gray wolf’s numbers have rebounded to a count of nearly 700 animals.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Michigan Gray Wolf Recovery and Management Plan can be credited for that. However, some haven’t been so happy to see the resurgence.

Livestock farmers in the Upper Peninsula have documented cases of depredation and hunters have reported attacks on the dogs they use to track bear…

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