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Thu April 11, 2013
Senate Legislation Would Circumvent Wolf Hunt Challenge
The campaign to block wolf hunting in Michigan was dealt a setback Thursday.
As The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta reports, as a state Senate panel approved a bill that would effectively circumvent a referendum on the law to allow wolf hunting in Michigan.
The bill would allow wolves and 38 other game species to be hunted. And it could not be challenged by a voter referendum.
Joyce Janicki circulated petitions to call a referendum on the wolf-hunting law. She says what lawmakers are trying to do is is not fair.
“What I’m really concerned about is my rights being taken away,” she says. “You know, democracy has really been stepped on today.”
The petitions to put the wolf-hunting referendum on the November 2014 ballot are awaiting certification by elections officials. In the meantime, the state Natural Resources Commission is moving ahead with plans for a limited wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula.
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