Feds Offering Reward for Illegal Wolf Kills in Northeastern Minnesota 

It’s illegal to kill gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and in Wyoming. Wolves in these four states are under the protection of the Federal Endangered Species Act as December 2014.  

It’s illegal to kill gray wolves in Minnesota except in self-defense and is punishable by six months in jail and up to $25,000 fine.

On February 18, 2016 in a news release Federal authorities are:  $2,500 reward offered in deaths of 3 wolves in NE Minnesota. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the frozen carcasses were discovered Jan. 22 in a ditch along Minnesota Highway 8 near Floodwood, about 45 miles west of Duluth.” (Source)

If you have any information on these illegally killed wolves call the Department of Natural Resources’ Turn in Poachers TIP line, 1-800-652-9093.


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Rachel Tilseth

Rachel Tilseth iIn 2011 I went from tracking the wolf to advocating for them and found myself within an advocacy network that went against my values. I am tenacious by nature, and passionate about the grey wolves I got to know through tracking them. But I found myself within a system of wolf-advocacy that wasnt for me. I am am artist and writer first and foremost. Tilseth has been a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Winter Wolf Tracker since the year 2000. Tilseth received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education in 1992 from UW-Stout, graduating with cum laude honors.

2 thoughts on “Feds Offering Reward for Illegal Wolf Kills in Northeastern Minnesota ”

  1. I hate pouchers, trappers and any kind of abuser. Its sad that these people find it ok to kill beautiful wild life. Wolfs are majestic and gorgeous. There’s no reason for this. So sad. I pray that their all caught thats doing this. RIP to all the beautiful wolfs and the babies who suffer in the hands of cold hearted ruthless people.

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