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Wolves in Michigan

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Wolf Season Status

WMU A, Hunt Closed, total harvest five, last updated January 1, 2014 at 12am WMU B, Hunt Closed, total harvest fourteen, last updated January 1, 2014 at 12am WMU C, Hunt Closed, total harvest four, last updated January 1, 2014 at 12am

Miscellaneous Information

  • The cost of a wolf hunting license is $100 for residents and $500 for nonresidents. In order to purchase a license, a hunter (10 years or older) is required to have either purchased a previous hunting license or taken a state-approved hunter safety education course.
  • Limited harvest of 43 wolves in three areas of the Upper Peninsula
  • The regulations create three Wolf Management Units (WMU): 
      • WMU A in Gogebic County in the far western Upper Peninsula - target harvest of 16 wolves
      • WMU B in portions of Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties - target harvest of 19 wolves
      • WMU C in portions of Luce and Mackinac counties - target harvest of 8 wolves.
  • 2013 wolf season will open Nov. 15 and will run until Dec. 31 or until the target harvest for each WMU is reached.
  • Bag limit is one wolf per person per year.
  • Firearm, crossbow and bow and arrow hunting will be allowed on public and private lands.
  • Hunters must report successful harvest over the phone on day of harvest. Once target harvest is met for a WMU, the entire unit will be closed for the season.
  • Licensed hunters are required to check daily by phone or online to determine whether any management units have been closed.
  • Click the link for the 2013 Wolf Hunting Digest in an interactive PDF format.

Rationale and Basis of NRC for Approval and Adoption of Wildlife Conservation Order Amendments 13 and 14 of 2013 PDF icon

Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 13 of 2013 PDF icon

Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment No. 14 of 2013 PDF icon

Press Release - Natural Resources Commission authorizes limited public wolf harvest aimed at managing the state's wolf population - July 11, 2013

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