https://wolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IWC_logo_white2a-300x127.png 0 0 Chad Richardson https://wolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IWC_logo_white2a-300x127.png Chad Richardson2019-11-26 07:24:242020-03-11 12:32:45Michigan DNR said it killed wolves to protect humans. Then media outlet got its emails.
Michigan DNR said it killed wolves to protect humans. Then media outlet got its emails.
ONTONAGON — Bouncing along a sodden farm pasture, Brad Johnson stopped his state vehicle when he came upon the newborn calf, or what remained of it.
The veteran wildlife handler had been to this patch of farmland in the western Upper Peninsula several times the previous fall, when a dozen calves from the Dykstra beef ranch were reported missing.
Gray wolves were suspected in those disappearances. But Johnson had little reason to fear for his own safety on this wet spring day; the local wolf pack was not considered a threat to people.