Hoping to kill a wolf during the upcoming hunt? Your chances are not good

Nov 9, 2013

People planning to take part in Michigan’s historic wolf hunt this year are likely to come home empty-handed.

State wildlife officials say they designed the hunt expecting only around 4% of hunters to kill a wolf.

“If we had any other game species, or deer hunting, or rabbit hunting, or squirrel hunting where you’d have 4% success rates, the hunters would be quite upset with us,” said Brian Roell, a wildlife biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

“So I think some folks are probably overestimating their ability to harvest a wolf.”

The hunt begins November 15th in limited pockets of the U.P. The state will allow up to 43 wolves to be killed through the end of the year.