Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Wardens are on the case investigating the illegal killing of a Gray wolf. The Gray wolf in the photograph was found dead on a driveway in Washburn county on February 22, 2020. So far all that is known is the wolf was shot and killed on private property. Gray wolves in Wisconsin are a federally protected endangered species . If you have any information related to this crime please call the WDNR’s tip line 1-800-847-9367 to confidently share your information.
People convicted of killing a federally protected wolf can face up to six months in jail and/or a $25,000 fine, according to the WI DNR . Penalties can include the loss of a hunting license.