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Wildlife Agency Appeals Judge’s Controversial Ruling on Wolves

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened species status. The appeal – filed by the Michigan Attorney General in the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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Wolves Photographed Before Killing Buck in Minnesota

How’s this for a surprise when checking on your trail camera? A northern Minnesota resident captured these haunting images of gray wolves after putting out his Bushnell Trophy Cam in a deer hunting area. After scouring the area, the landowner found the ravaged carcass of a 2-1/2-year-old buck. The final image shows three big...

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Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

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Putting Wolves Back on Endangered List is Flat-Out Wrong

By now, you’ve probably heard about how U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled that the removal of the wolf from the endangered list was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated the federal Endangered Species Act. And, with a stroke of a pen, returned the wolf to the endangered list and ended hunting and trapping seasons on them...

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Too Many Deer, So Wolves May Be Imported!

This story out of Japan just seems too weird to be true. Japan, if you didn’t know (and we didn’t!) has a big population of deer. Not whitetails, but sika deer. Apparently they’re so great in number they are wreaking havoc on the rice industry, not to mention gardens and landscaping. Sounds familiar, eh?...

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Commission Approves Traps For Wolves

Montana trappers will be allowed to trap wolves in the 2012-2013 wolf season. It’s the first time wolf trapping will be allowed in the state. In addition, the bag limit of wolves during the hunting and trapping season has been raised from one to three. Anti-hunting and anti-trapping groups opposed the legislation and fought...