Federally Protected Gray Wolf Illegally Shot & Killed in Wisconsin

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.

Gray wolf was illegally killed and found by David Sohns on his driveway in Town of Springbrook, Washburn County on February 22, 2020. Photograph by David Sohns and shared on Facebook.


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.


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