DNR Sets Ironwood Meeting on Wolf Management | Environment
The Michigan DNR will hold a public meeting in Ironwood next week about the possiblity of an upcoming wolf hunt.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the David Lindquist Student Center at Gogebic Community College, E4946 Jackson Road. The meeting will include a presentation on wolf management techniques and a question-and-answer session.
The meeting, which is one of a series around the state, is one of several steps the Michigan Natural Resources Commission is taking to decide whether a wolf hunt should take place and what the rules should be. Other steps include a wolf population survey, a review of depredation of livestock and pets, and consulting with tribal governments.
The DNR is expected to present its recommendation by June.
Wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were removed from the federal list of endangered species last year. Minnesota and Wisconsin held wolf hunts last fall.
More information is available at www.michigan.gov/wolves.