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MI UP: Wolves coming off endangered list soon

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wolves are set to be taken off the endangered species list on January 27.

The change will affect Upper Michigan.

Presently, you can only harm a wolf if it poses an imminent threat to human life. But on the 27th, you’ll be allowed to kill a wolf if it presents a threat to your livestock or dog.

“Currently they are listed as a non game protected species and that’s really out of the DNR territory so it’s not a DNR decision whether we would have some type of a recreational harvest on these animals,” said DNR Wildlife Biologist, Brian Roelle.

Roelle estimates there are seven to 800 wolves in the U.P.