MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) — It’s been a tough year to collect data on wolves in the Upper Peninsula. The wet spring could have an impact on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ biennial wolf population estimates.
As part of the Michigan Wolf Management Plan, the DNR surveys wolves in the Upper Peninsula.
Their research helps shape policy decisions, including whether to allow public hunting. One of the main ways they survey wolves is through population estimates, released every other year.