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The wolf hunt

May 24, 2013 - Blaine Hyska
The hunt is on, and so is the controversy.

State officials have approved a limited wolf hunting and trapping season in three areas in the Upper Peninsula in November and December.

That hasn’t stopped Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, a Lansing-based group, from putting a referendum on state ballot to stop the hunt.

Back in the U.P., the Houghton County community of Atlantic Mine has had three family pets killed by wolves in less than a month. No one’s in favor of killing for the sake of killing, but it’s obvious that something must be done. Truth is there’s an aggressive pack on the hunt in the Atlantic Mine area.

The latest victim was tied up in its owners’ fenced-in yard. I can’t imagine the sights and sounds of Fido being mauled by wolves, the top of the food chain here in the U.P.

A solution to the hunting controversy may be easily resolved. Why not invite Jill Fritz, director of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, up here for a visit?

Maybe Fritz and her top supporters could set up a tent office just outside of rural Atlantic Mine — for a week or so. Bring lots of hot dogs and fresh hamburger.

No need for a kennel. There would be plenty of room to tie up her pets and her friends’ pets outside the tent.

Survivors would be welcome to vote as they wish.



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