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Hahahahaha. What a waste of time. First, the entire known population of wolves is NOT solely in the U.P. Wolves have been trapped in the lower, and trail cam pics and DNA were found in reservation land of the Odawa tribe just north of Petoskey.

Second, as others have pointed out this will get a quick veto. More partisan politics, and a waste of taxpayers resources screwing around with legislation that will never pass. Nor should it pass using their own criteria.

What a sad state of affairs in Lansing.
 

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Hahahahaha. What a waste of time. First, the entire known population of wolves is NOT solely in the U.P. Wolves have been trapped in the lower, and trail cam pics and DNA were found in reservation land of the Odawa tribe just north of Petoskey.

Second, as others have pointed out this will get a quick veto. More partisan politics, and a waste of taxpayers resources screwing around with legislation that will never pass. Nor should it pass using their own criteria.

What a sad state of affairs in Lansing.
Actually, a waste of time is when inaccurate information is offered as factual support.

That picture was taken in 2014 with follow-up DNA confirmation in spring of 2015....NO subsequent sightings, confirmation, or hard evidence since then. Those animals over in the Cheboygan, Michigan area that were killed were all documented to be descendants of a coy-wolf population that originated on Cockburn Island, Ontario via DNA analysis.
 

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Actually, a waste of time is when inaccurate information is offered as factual support.

That picture was taken in 2014 with follow-up DNA confirmation in spring of 2015....NO subsequent sightings, confirmation, or hard evidence since then. Those animals over in the Cheboygan, Michigan area that were killed were all documented to be descendants of a coy-wolf population that originated on Cockburn Island, Ontario via DNA analysis.
Cork you and I have disagreed many times. Not one syllable of your rebuttal to my post is accurate, not one darn thing. I actually don't know what your point even is most of the time other than to try and start a frakas on here. Some on this site are enamored with your vitriol when you attempt to seem as though you're expert at all things. I'm not one of them. Good day to you.
 

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Cork you and I have disagreed many times. Not one syllable of your rebuttal to my post is accurate, not one darn thing. I actually don't know what your point even is most of the time other than to try and start a frakas on here. Some on this site are enamored with your vitriol when you attempt to seem as though you're expert at all things. I'm not one of them. Good day to you.
Michigan's mysterious, misunderstood coywolves (freep.com) Note date of publication...

9/18/2015
The DNR announced on Thursday that DNA analysis of scat found last year confirmed that a wolf had been wandering through Emmet County, near the Lower Peninsula’s northernmost tip. Signs of a wolf living in the area were first discovered by tribal biologists with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, and trail camera photos were later recovered that appeared to show an adult wolf.

“We have had some tracks and potential sightings, but genetic testing gives us a definitive confirmation,” said Kevin Swanson, DNR bear and wolf specialist.

NO EVIDENCE since 2015


11/2019 MDNR bulletin
A department survey earlier this year reported 97 possible wolves reported by the public in the northern Lower Peninsula. Most turned out to be coyote or dog tracks or were otherwise unverifiable, said DNR wildlife biologist Jennifer Kleitch. However, two of those reports from Montmorency and Kalkaska counties could potentially be wolves, so “we’re monitoring those areas” to see if there is evidence of wolves, she said.

Animal trapped accidentally in Presque Isle county in 2004 was later determined to be a coy-wolf hybrid, as were the two killed by a poacher and disposed of near Levering.
 

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If it passed you can bet those from southern MI wolf enthusiasts would find a way to get wolves south of the bridge.

I agree with it 100%, no darn way us trolls should have a majority say of what the yoopers live with. If you don't think what is going on is forcing people to become poachers you are out of touch. They will even tell you they don't want them eradicated, just management better than what is happening now.
 

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If it passed you can bet those from southern MI wolf enthusiasts would find a way to get wolves south of the bridge.

I agree with it 100%, no darn way us trolls should have a majority say of what the yoopers live with. If you don't think what is going on is forcing people to become poachers you are out of touch. They will even tell you they don't want them eradicated, just management better than what is happening now.
I believe that there would be less wolves killed in a controlled hunt than there are now. People will exercise the SSS method because they feel nothing is being done so they take it in their own hands
 

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Maybe Kurt Duncan can profit off his experience, he averaged a wolf a month before getting caught. How to seminars would be nice.
 

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I believe that there would be less wolves killed in a controlled hunt than there are now. People will exercise the SSS method because they feel nothing is being done so they take it in their own hands
Sparky I believe you are right on the money with this. I attended a Conservation meeting of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe and brought up this very thing. The Tribe doesn't believe in killing any wolf, it's a spiritual thing. And while I completely understand that aspect for the Tribe, I honestly believe more wolves are being killed without a hunt than if we had one as you said.

The impression I got was that the Tribe will not sanction a hunt. They're position seemed to be that if people illegally killed wolves they should be prosecuted, but they would not support killing of wolves. My personal opinion is that this stance is short sighted, but I do understand why they can't approve of a hunt due to spiritual practices.
 
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