Lansing — Michigan’s Republican-led Senate on Thursday fired the latest shot in the battle over wolf hunting, approving a bill that would allow a commission to designate wolves as a game species if they are ever removed from the federal endangered species list.The legislation echoes a 2014 wolf law struck down last month by the Michigan Court of Appeals, which ruled the petition-initiated measure violated the state constitution’s “title-object clause” by also requiring free hunting licenses for military veterans.“We’re removing that. We’re dealing with that issue with the courts,” said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba.Casperson sponsored two earlier wolf hunting laws that voters overturned in 2014 after petition drives and campaigns funded primarily by the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States. The new measure, like the law struck down last month, includes an appropriation making it immune from referendum.
This is a trailer for the documentary film “Stories of Wolves-The Lobo returns” about the reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolves. “Stories of Wolves” has been released on October 28th in Santa Fe. Please check weboflifefoundation.net for details.
Sen. Tom Casperson has just introduced SB 1187, which authorizes the trophy hunting and commercial trapping of Michigan’s wolves, should their federal Endangered Species Act protections be removed.
Whoever is the next Interior Secretary, under President-elect Donald Trump, he or she probably won’t be friendly to the endangered red wolf. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is considered to be the leading candidate for the post, which doesn’t portend well for the red wolf recovery program. As a U.S. House member, Fallin voted against protecting…
ALGONQUIN — The hunting of wolves and coyotes will no longer be allowed in Algonquin Park
The province instituted new regulations last week, which prohibit the hunting and trapping of wolves and coyotes in four Provincial Parks throughout Ontario. These new rules have been introduced in order to help protect Ontario’s threatened Algonquin wolf population, which has been steadily declining.It is now illegal to hunt and trap coyotes and wolves in Algonquin, Killarney, Kawartha Highlands and Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Parks and in several zones bordering these parks.