Only 22 wolves were killed out of the projected goal of 43 in the state's first wolf hunt, but the DNR still considers it successful.
The hunt started November 15, and ended on Tuesday... And it was the first to feature online and call-in reporting of killed wolves.
The low wolf tally is being blamed on the warm start of the season and an unseasonably cold ending.
The "Keep Michigan Wolves Protected" group has collected more than 250,000 signatures statewide to ask voters next November whether wolves should be a game species.
It will keep gathering signatures to try to undo the new state law.