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:
Yeas (23)
Booher                 Gleason               Jones                    Proos                    Brandenburg
Green                   Kowall                   Richardville         Casperson           Hansen
Marleau               Robertson           Caswell                 Hildenbrand       Meekhof
Rocca                    Colbeck                Hune                     Moolenaar          Walker
Emmons              Jansen                  Pavlov
Nays (15)
Anderson            Hopgood             Nofs                      Warren                 Bieda
Hunter                  Pappageorge     Whitmer              Gregory               Johnson
Schuitmaker       Young                   Hood                     Kahn                      Smith

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