In a unanimous ruling, a Michigan appeals court found the state’s 2014 wolf hunt was unconstitutional and the law allowing it should be struck down.
In an opinion released Wednesday, a three-judge panel made the ruling.
The judges say a provision of the law that allows for free military hunting, fishing and trapping licenses isn’t connected to the law’s object of providing for scientific management of wildlife habitats and violates a clause in the Michigan constitution.
The clause states the object of a law must be expressed in its title.
The judges ruling is in favor of the group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected and overturns an earlier ruling from the Michigan Court of Claims.