Wolf Bill Sails Through Senate
Senate Bill 1350, sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) sailed past the Michigan Senate this afternoon on a 23-15 vote. The bill designates the wolf as a game animal in Michigan and authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to consider and study a potential regulated hunting and trapping season.
One amendment made to the bill, sponsored by Senator Howard Walker (R-Traverse City) created a wolf management advisory committee that will make nonbinding recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources on wolf management issues.
Many thanks to sponsor Senator Tom Casperson and the senators voting yes on SB 1350 in favor of sound wolf management.
The bill now goes to the Michigan House of Representatives for consideration.
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Below is an initial breakdown of the voting in the Senate:
Booher Gleason Jones Proos Brandenburg
Green Kowall Richardville Casperson Hansen
Marleau Robertson Caswell Hildenbrand Meekhof
Rocca Colbeck Hune Moolenaar Walker
Emmons Jansen Pavlov
Anderson Hopgood Nofs Warren Bieda
Hunter Pappageorge Whitmer Gregory Johnson
Schuitmaker Young Hood Kahn Smith