There’ve been a lot of changes in the last few years about what kind of protection gray wolves should have in Michigan.
Michigan wolves are coming off the federal endangered species list next Monday.
Now they’re off the state endangered and threatened lists as well.
Once the gray wolf comes off the federal list, Michigan will take legal responsibility for the animals.
But it could be held up by lawsuits.
The DNR says at least 5 different animal rights groups have filed notices of intent to sue.
Even if the state gets control, killing a gray wolf will still be illegal.
The only exception would be if a property owner kills a domesticated wolf on his or her own land.