Second Wolf Hunt Referendum Approved For November Ballot

May 6, 2014

A state elections panel has approved a second referendum on wolf hunting in Michigan for the November ballot.

As we hear from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta, that ballot could be crowded with hunting questions.

The first referendum challenge is to the first wolf hunting law passed by the Legislature shortly after the species was removed from the endangered list. This referendum challenges a second law the state Legislature passed to get around that initial challenge.

Jill Fritz is with the Humane Society and the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign.

“And I hope that they understand that they made a big mistake at that time, allowing this abuse of power and taking away the citizens’ vote on the wolf hunting issue,” she says.

She says the next step is to get the Legislature to reject another petition-initiated law to allow wolf hunting if and when it goes before the lawmakers. If that happens, that would mean three wolf hunting questions going to voters in November.