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      Poll: Kill up 43 wolves?

      Poll: Kill up 43 wolves?

      The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has again approved wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula under a new state law passed to circumvent a referendum on an earlier hunting law.

      The commission voted Thursday for a hunt that runs Nov. 15 through Dec. 31. It allows the killing of up to 43 gray wolves in seven counties.

      The commission also approved a wolf hunt in May, but a petition drive for a referendum put the decision on hold.

      The Legislature then passed a second law authorizing the commission to schedule a wolf hunt.

      Outside Alaska, U.S. wolves were nearly wiped out in the last century. They were on the federal endangered species list in 1974-2012.

      Michigan authorities estimate there are 658 wolves in the state.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Do you support a U.P. wolf hunt allowing up to 43 of Michigan's 658 gray wolves to be killed? Yes or no? Why or why not?