DNR Uncertain About Wolf Hunt Impact
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources says last year’s wolf hunt likely affected the wolf packs causing conflict with farmers and pet owners.
DNR specialist Adam Bump says, on average, each of the 23 wolves harvested during the hunt were taken within 5 miles of a reported conflict.
However, Bump says it’s too early to know if the hunt is actually having the desired effect of reducing conflicts between humans and wolves.
Officials are reviewing the hunt data, conflict reports and other data to determine what, if any, wolf hunt should be recommended for 2014.