Michigan's five Indian tribes set to challenge wolf hunt

Jun 4, 2013

Michigan state wildlife officials have tallied the wolf population in the state at 658 wolves with only 43 of those to be taken in the scheduled hunt.
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A controlled wolf hunt is scheduled to start this November in Michigan.  Opponents of the Upper Peninsula hunt were encouraged recently when they succeeded in securing a ballot proposal for next year that would end hunting and trapping in the state.


But that optimism was short-lived after Governor Rick Snyder signed a law giving the state’s Natural Resources Commission the final say on the matter.  The commission’s support of a wolf hunt means a ballot proposal could be meaningless.

In the latest twist, Michigan’s five Indian tribes say they’ve agreed to take legal action to try and stop the hunt.

Here to talk about why is Aaron Payment, chairman of the Michigan’s Sault Sainte Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians.