Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

December 31, 2013

Officials: At least 22 wolves killed in state hunt

MARQUETTE (AP) — Michigan authorities said at least 22 wolves have been killed in the Upper Peninsula during the state’s first wolf hunt in decades.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said that’s the total as of Monday morning, up one from last week. The department has expressed doubt that the hunt will reach its maximum of 43 when the hunt wraps up by 6 p.m. today. Frigid weather likely has kept the hunt in check.

Five of the maximum 16 wolves were killed in the far western U.P., 14 of 19 in four central counties and three of eight in the eastern U.P.

The wolf hunting season opened on Nov. 15. Before the season, the DNR estimated that Michigan had 658 wolves.

Online:

http://www.michigan.gov/wolves

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