Read more at:Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes were recently taken off the endangered species list. Now, the state of Michigan is responsible for managing the wolf population.
Michael Nelson is a professor of environmental ethics at Michigan State University. He’s an author of a new report on people’s attitudes about wolves in Michigan. His report is based on a statewide telephone survey conducted in 2010.
Nelson says they asked people throughout the state how they felt about the following four statements (on a five point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree):
"I enjoy knowing wolves exist in Michigan."
"I would be likely to purchase a license to hunt or trap wolves."
"The decision to hunt wolves should be made by public vote."
"Wolves should only be hunted if biologists believe the wolf population can sustain a hunt."
Michael Nelson says overall, Michiganders tend to value wolves.
I recall filling out a survey regarding wolves last year, although I do not live in Michigan - I believe it was a general survey regarding your feelings/views towards wolves. It is expected that wherever the wolves roam, some or the majority of residents may be unhappy with their existence. If I was in the same situation, I would be wary as well.