LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting public feedback on an updated plan for managing the state's gray wolves.
A 30-day comment period opened Wednesday. A draft version of the revised plan is available online. It would update a policy document first adopted in 2008.
Officials say there would be no change in its primary goals. They include maintaining a stable wolf population, minimizing wolf-related conflicts and managing the predator in ways that are socially acceptable yet based on science.
The plan raises the possibility of recreational hunting and trapping of wolves if the state Natural Resources Commission approves. But a federal judge in December returned Michigan's wolves to the endangered list, putting hunting and trapping off-limits unless the ruling is overturned on appeal.