Group Organizing 2nd Ballot Drive on Wolf Hunts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Opponents of hunting wolves in Michigan are bringing attention to their second ballot drive aimed at stopping the practice.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected plans organizing meetings this weekend, capped with a Monday news conference in Lansing.

The group collected more than 255,000 petition signatures earlier this year for a referendum on a law that designated the wolf as a game species and authorized hunts. But the Legislature passed another law to make the referendum's outcome meaningless by giving the appointed Natural Resources Commission authority to decide which animals can be hunted.

Wolf hunt opponents hope to force a referendum on that measure, too. But they won't be able to stop a hunt this fall.

Organizing meetings will be held Saturday and Sunday in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Dearborn Heights.

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