Gray wolf sightings in Lower Peninsula sought

Published On: Feb 11 2013 04:18:39 AM EST
GAYLORD, Mich. -

The state Department of Natural Resources is trying to determine the presence of gray wolves in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

A wolf track survey is expected to start Monday and run through March 8.

Officials are asking that sightings of wolves and their tracks be reported to the DNR's Gaylord Operations Service Center.

Wildlife biologist Jennifer Kleitch says "given the low probability of observing an actual wolf or its tracks in the Lower Peninsula, it's helpful to have as many eyes looking as possible."

DNR survey teams will respond to areas where there have been one or more observations.

Wolves were driven to virtual extinction in Michigan until beginning a comeback in the early 1990s. Since then, they've become established and spread across the Upper Peninsula.


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