The Michigan Legislature could move forward as early as this week on a measure to ensure wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula. The expected vote is the result of an initiated law, following the submission of petition signatures. If the legislature does not act on the pro-wolf hunting measure by the end of the month, it would go to the statewide ballot. If approved by the legislature, it would make moot two other statewide referendums designed to stop wolf hunting in the U.P. In the meantime, reports say four hunting dogs died last week after wolf attacks in the U-P. The effort to resume wolf hunting was the result of some residents of the U.P. who say an increasing number of wolves are getting too close to populated areas and are threatening both people and wildlife.