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Michigan Senate approves open wolf hunt

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(11/30/12) - The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to allow hunters to kill wolves across the state. 

Wisconsin and Minnesota started allowing wolf hunting this year, after the species was taken off the endangered species list this January.

Senator John Casperson, (R - Escanaba), helped sponsor the bill He says it's the result of years of work. "It was actually an issue that was talked about not just in this campaign, when I ran for senate, but back when I was running, and I ran 3 times, for the house," he said.

Jill Fritz, state director of the Humane Society of the United States, says the bill is unnecessary because there's already a law that allows farmers to kill wolves that attack their livestock. 

The Michigan House of Representatives is expected to take up the bill next week.

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