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Michian Senate approves hunting season on gray wolves


LANSING (WKZO) -- The state Senate has approved the creation of an open hunting season on Gray wolves.

In 1973, the wolves were put on the endangered species list, but were removed from that list at the beginning of this year.  With the removal, though, a stipulation was put in place that only gave the DNR permission to manage the population which had grown to seven-hudnred by the end of last year.

Supporters of the measure say that the DNR needs help in managing the growth and that the wolves kill between 17-thousand and 29-thousand deer every year in the U.P.  The Michigan Humane Society is against the measure, saying they'd prefer non-lethal methods of resolving the issue.

The legislation now goes to the House.