The Department of Natural Resources said it was very surprised with Friday’s federal ruling that returns wolves to the endangered species list in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Debbie Munson Badini from the DNR calls the ruling disappointing.
Now that wolves are considered endangered, Michigan citizens cannot kill wolves that attack livestock or dogs. Wolves will now only be killed in the immediate defense of human life. However, Badini says the federal ruling does not affect the DNR’s wolf management plan, which was first devised when wolves were previously an endangered species.
Badini says to contact the DNR to get more information on non–lethal methods if anyone is experiencing wolf problems.