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NRC Approves Limited Public Wolf Hunt

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After much debate, the Natural Resource Commission made a decision today on a public wolf hunt in Michigan.

The NRC has approved a limited wolf hunt.

That means starting this November, the public will be able to hunt wolves in the Upper Peninsula.

The wolf hunt decision was made after public comment at a meeting in Higgins Lake today.

Despite many people speaking before them who were against the hunt, the NRC has decided there will be a public wolf hunt.

Many listened quietly at tonight's meeting as most spoke out against the hunt, while others offered their support.

The DNR says the hunt will be used as a management tool.

Those who oppose the hunt say it's simply an excuse to use the wolves as trophies.

Groups like Keep Michigan Wolves Protected say they will remain committed to protecting the wolves.

A total of 1,200 licenses will be available for the hunt starting in August.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman were at the meeting and have reactions from supporters and opponents.

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The Natural Resources Commission has made the decision to approve a limited public wolf hunt.

9&10's Meredith Barack is at the meeting right now, and we will have continuing coverage on this story tonight on 9&10 News at 11:00.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Governor Snyder put his signature on a bill to allow the Natural Resources Commission to make a decision on a public wolf hunt.

That meeting started at 3:00 and is still going on right now, and 9&10 News has been inside to make sure you know the latest.

The wolf meeting is taking place in Higgins Lake in Roscommon county.

They are discussing a number of topics, including the public wolf hunt.

9&10's Meredith Barack will join us live with Digital Skylink to fill you in with what's happening inside the meeting tonight on 9&10 News at 5:00 and 6:00.