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2013 State Legislation:

Sponsor(s): Rep. Kelly Flynn (R-68)

Montana: HB 73 Obstructs the Protection of Yellowstone Wolves

Born Free USA position: OPPOSE

Update: This bill passed and was signed into law by the governor on 2/13/13.

Bill description: This bill would prohibit the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission from prohibiting the hunting or trapping of wolves in an area immediately adjacent to a national park. This bill is in direct response to the public outcry after at least seven Yellowstone wolves were killed last year. The public asked that the commission protect Yellowstone wolves by creating a safety boundary around the park. If this bill passes, the commission will not be able to make such a decision.

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Michigan: SB 1350: Establishes Wolf Hunt (UPDATED)

Born Free USA position: OPPOSE

Update (January 2013): The bill passed and was signed on Dec. 31, 2012, to take immediate effect.

Bill description: This bill establishes Michigan’s first open wolf hunt season.

Read bill text here.

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