Hunter Nation Michigan’s Coordinator, Jordan Hoover, participated in the first meeting of the Wolf Advisory Committee last week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Jordan shared his experience and perspective as a lifelong hunter in the Upper Peninsula.
Hello Hunter Nation,
As many of you are aware, the Wolf Advisory Council is scheduled to meet for the first time. Michigan wolf management remains a top priority to Hunter Nation.
As such, I will be in attendance to ensure that the unified voice of the Michigan hunter is heard and that the interests of the upper peninsula are properly represented. This is only an initial meeting, so real progress will be limited at best.
That being said, it is the desire of Hunter Nation to make it clear that we will be there every step of the way to ensure that sound scientific evidence and not emotion is the guiding light in this journey towards installing proper wolf management protocols.
We hope that unaffiliated hunters and stakeholder groups across this state will stand shoulder to shoulder with us to ensure that neither bureaucracy nor heartstring tugging will corrupt this important process. Hunter Nation stands firm in its commitment to providing proper wolf management is put in place in the state of Michigan.
Having spent 27 years bow hunting the backcountry of Michigan’s upper peninsula, I can attest to the impact that wolves have had and the need to manage them. We simply cannot manage every other facet of our resources and fail to manage the wolf.
We firmly believe that the powers that be are obligated to move forward with the wolf management plan that has already been crafted (2015) while current policy evolves. Deer regulations generally revolve on a three-year cycle. We don’t stop hunting deer on year three while policy changes are made. The wolf is no exception in our view.
Hunter Nation is and shall remain committed to advocating for the rights of the sportsmen and women of Michigan, for sound scientific management of all species, and the preservation of that which we all hold dear… God, Country, Family, & The Outdoor Lifestyle!
Hunter Nation: Michigan Upper Peninsula Coordinator