Group seeks second ballot initiative on Michigan wolf hunts

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:37:07 PM EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -

Opponents of hunting wolves in Michigan are preparing to gather signatures for a second ballot initiative aimed at stopping the practice.

A group called Keep Wolves Protected collected more than 255,000 petition signatures earlier this year for a referendum on a newly enacted law that designated the wolf as a game species and authorized hunts.

But the Legislature passed another law that would make the referendum's outcome meaningless by giving the appointed Natural Resources Commission authority to decide which animals can be hunted.

Read: Michigan now has wolf hunting season

Now, Keep Wolves Protected hopes to force a referendum on that measure as well. If enough signatures are gathered, the 2014 ballot will have two questions related to wolf hunting for voters to decide.

But they won't be able to stop a hunt scheduled for this fall.

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