From the Washington Times and the Associated Press:

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. reports that the House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior island. A vote could come at the next meeting.

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ISLE ROYALE, MI – More than a year into the National Park Service’s relocation effort to create strong wolf packs on Michigan’s remote Isle Royale, researchers have found the new predators are having no problem taking down members of the island’s teeming moose population.

Researchers who spent this summer tracking wolf kill sites found the remains of 60 prey animals. Most of these were moose, but evidence showed the wolves were also feasting on snowshoe hares and beavers.

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From the Spokesman Review:

ENDANGERED SPECIES — While anti-hunting groups celebrated this week’s court ruling that maintains endangered species protections for the thriving wolf population in the Great Lakes, wildlife managers and sportsmen who would like to control wolf numbers may ultimately gain ground from the ruling.   

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has voiced optimism that the ruling has provided a path forward to delisting.

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From TV6:

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.

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