April 25, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 88

Let voters decide wolf hunt

To the Editor:

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The editorial published April 23, “Let experts manage Michigan’s wildlife,” reprinted from the Detroit News, totally missed the mark. Using “sound science” resonates well with the public. In an ideal world, wildlife experts, researchers and biologists should guide wildlife management decisions, however, that is not reality.

Top Department of Natural Resources officials are political appointees and the Natural Resource Commission is a politically-appointed body. At the March meeting, the NRC called upon an official from Montana and an officer of Safari Club Internati...