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.