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DNR Discusses Possibility of Public Wolf Hunting Season

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The public may soon be able to hunt wolves, but not before opinions are heard on the possibility.

The DNR has hosted a series of public meetings across the state regarding wolf management.

Tonight in Gaylord, many came out to hear the pro's and con's of a wolf hunting season.

In December, wolves were federally listed as a game species, which means they can be hunted.

Many at the meeting say wolf hunting would be positive, saying it could potentially prevent pets and livestock from being attacked by wolves.

The DNR says while many are for the hunt, there are some that oppose it.

After a final meeting in Lansing, the DNR will give their recommendation to their commission in April, and the commission will then vote in May.

If a wolf hunt is approved, the first season could be as early as this fall.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman attended the meeting and heard what some think of the potential hunt.