As advocates for wolves, we often wonder if our voices are being heard. We wonder if the letters to the editor are even being read. Will the state consider scientific data when writing up their plans or will they cave to the small but vocal minority who want to kill wolves for whatever reason they may have?

Both Michigan and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources heard our pleas;  the public heard us too. Howls to each and every one of you who have ever submitted comments, attended a meeting or wrote a letter to a newspaper. Public attitudes have improved across the board.

The Wolf Management Plans are available for comment for each of Michigan and Minnesota (Wisconsin’s Plan has been delayed). 

Neither mandates a wolf hunting/trapping season. But neither do they preclude one. 

They each cite scientific data and focus on education and the use of non-lethal methods to reduce conflicts.   Neither plan establishes a maximum population.

Below you will find how to submit comments along with suggested talking points. You do not need to be a resident of Michigan or Minnesota to comment. So get your typing fingers ready and continue our work!