Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has responded to concerns the state’s Ojibwe tribes have, over the upcoming wolf hunting season.
Stepp writes that she respectfully disagrees with the stance taken by the Voight Intertribal Task Force of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. But the state “will make at least half the harvestable surplus of wolves within the Ceded Territories (85 wolves) available to the Tribes for Tribal Harvest.”
DNR spokeswoman Laurel Steffes had no additonal comment. GLIFWC executive director Jim Zorn said he expected it would take 2-3 weeks for the tribes to formulate a response to the letter from DNR.
READ: Stepp letter to GLIFWC (PDF)