Michigan's gray wolves were removed from the federal endangered species list in 2009.

DETROIT (AP) — In largely symbolic referendums, Michigan voters have rejected two state laws that allow hunting of gray wolves.

One measure removed the wolf from the state endangered list and classified it as a game species. The other empowered the appointed Natural Resources Commission to decide whether wolves should be hunted.

The outcome of Tuesday's election voids both laws. But the Legislature passed yet another pro-hunting bill this summer that will remain in effect.

Opponents say trophy hunting of wolves is inappropriate and the predator is still fragile after all but disappearing from Michigan in the last century.

Supporters say it's a necessary step to prevent conflicts with humans in some parts of the Upper Peninsula, where the wolf population is estimated at 636.



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  1. benni says:

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