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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Abundant gray wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula angering hunters, farmers

While the Michigan DNR has only documented one depredation event from wolves on livestock in 2023, “we’re up to seven now this year” for attacks on dogs, DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell said. (Photo by Steve Foss)

Michigan’s wolf population continues to anger hunters and farmers across the Upper Peninsula as conservation groups urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to return management to states. 
Michigan’s minimum winter wolf population remains around 700, though Department of Natural Resources officials have acknowledged that figure will increase during peak spring months. The official numbers have remained relatively steady during the past decade, as verified attacks on livestock and dogs have fluctuated.

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