Tag Archives: Michigan

Feds reopen comment period on wolf delisting

[large thumbnail url=”feds-reopen-comment-period-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-reopen-comment-period-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”26″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced it will take more public comments on the plan to remove endangered species protections for wolves across the Great Lakes region.

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Funds drying up for Michigan’s wolf predation program; budget cuts may hurt farmers

[large thumbnail url=”funds-drying-up-for-michigans-wolf-predation-program-budget-cuts-may-hurt-farmers” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”funds-drying-up-for-michigans-wolf-predation-program-budget-cuts-may-hurt-farmers” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”20″] LANSING — Federal officials involved in managing the state’s wolves will discontinue their work next month because of federal budget cuts that eliminated funding for the program.

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USFWS announces meetings about northern state wolf delisting

[large thumbnail url=”usfws-announces-meetings-about-northern-state-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”usfws-announces-meetings-about-northern-state-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”02″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host a public information meeting about its recent proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protection for the gray wolf in the western Great Lakes region, including Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The meeting will take place on June 14, 2011, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Davies Theater in Davies Hall at Itasca Community College, 1851 East Highway 169, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

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Officials Believe Northern Mich. Wolf Was Illegally Killed

[large thumbnail url=”officials-believe-northern-mich-wolf-was-illegally-killed” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”officials-believe-northern-mich-wolf-was-illegally-killed” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] State wildlife biologists suspect one of two young wolves in northern Lower Michigan has been illegally killed.

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Wolves blamed for killing two dogs in Iron County, Michigan

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-blamed-for-killing-two-dogs-in-iron-county-michigan” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-blamed-for-killing-two-dogs-in-iron-county-michigan” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”19″] It is not unusual for wolves to kill “invading” dogs, and it’s a particularly well-known threat to dogs used for hunting, but Iron County, Michigan has now recorded their first such attack.

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Wolves in Michigan blamed for over 60 livestock depredations in 2010

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-in-michigan-blamed-for-over-60-livestock-depredations-in-2010″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-in-michigan-blamed-for-over-60-livestock-depredations-in-2010″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”01″] The article describes how wolf depredation of livestock has increased from 16 in 2009, to more than 60 in 2010. However, it doesn’t seek to explain the difference, instead calling for the delisting of wolves in the state so that they can just kill “rogue” wolves.

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Feds try to remove protections from wolves in northern US states

[large thumbnail url=”feds-look-to-remove-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-look-to-remove-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”14″] The US Fish and Wildlife Service will try again to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Wolves are breeding in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

[large thumbnail url=”wolves-are-breeding-in-michigans-lower-peninsula” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolves-are-breeding-in-michigans-lower-peninsula” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”29″] A story which appeared on the Chicago Tribune site says that something long suspected has now been confirmed after a wolf pup has been spotted in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

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Michigan DNRE wants OK to kill problem wolves

[large thumbnail url=”michigan-dnre-wants-ok-to-kill-problem-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”michigan-dnre-wants-ok-to-kill-problem-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”26″] The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment has asked the U.S. FWS for the authority to use lethal measures to control what they deem to be “problem” wolves.

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Ten states to share $1 million to reduce conflicts with wolves

[large thumbnail url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced grants will be going to livestock producers to fund non-lethal wolf management projects to reduce conflicts with the apex predator.

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Wolf pack confirmed in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-pack-confirmed-in-michigans-lower-peninsula” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-pack-confirmed-in-michigans-lower-peninsula” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”25″] Wolves are doing well in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and wolves have been seen occasionally in the Lower Peninsula, but this is the first time a pack has been confirmed in Cheboygan County.

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Biologist speaks out about safey of Michigan woods

[large thumbnail url=”biologist-speaks-out-about-safey-of-michigan-woods” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologist-speaks-out-about-safey-of-michigan-woods” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”06″] A recent attack on a hunting dog in Michigan Upper Peninsula, attributed to wolves, has brought out the wolf hate from the local public, along with claims that human attacks won’t be far behind. Famed Isle Royale biologist, Rolf Peterson, offered his expert opinion on the situation.

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Green Bay man fined for shooting Michigan wolf

[large thumbnail url=”green-bay-man-fined-for-shooting-michigan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] [thumbnail icon url=”green-bay-man-fined-for-shooting-michigan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] A Wisconsin man has been fined, and must serve community service for illegal shooting a wolf in November near Iron River, Michigan.

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Reward increases for information about wolf poaching

[large thumbnail url=”reward-increases-for-information-about-wolf-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”reward-increases-for-information-about-wolf-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”21″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Defenders of Wildlife had initially combined to offer a $6,500 reward for information about the poaching of a wolf in Ontonagon County, Michigan – an anonymous doner has increased that reward.

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