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Illegal Wolf Kills Spiking in Michigan's UP

Illegal Wolf Kills Spiking in Michigan's UP

Some hunters in Michigan's upper peninsula say the wolves' "sacred cow" status is causing more animosity toward the animals. (Photo courtesy of www.isleroyalewolf.org)

Host: Rebecca Williams
Show date: 07/14/2011

Summary:
No other wildlife species, it seems, causes such extremes of emotion as the wolf.

Some people want to protect it at any cost.

Others want to shoot the animal on sight.

And in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula illegal wolf kills are spiking.

Wildlife officials say they can defuse the situation if they can just get gray wolves removed from the endangered species list.

Bob Allen reports.

More about the history of wolves in Michigan

More about removing Michigan wolves (included in the western GL wolf population) from the Endangered Species List

Michigan's Wolf Management Plan

More on Michigan's Isle Royale Wolves (the longest study of any predator-prey system in the world)


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