Michigan Men Confessed to Killing Gray Wolves…

DNR officials caught the men responsible for two separate Upper Peninsula wolf poaching incidents in a span of 24 hours. A 58-year-old from Greenland Township and a 67-year-old from Menominee Township, both confessed to the crimes in Ontonagon and Menominee counties, respectively, on Tuesday. Their names are being withheld pending their arraignments in the respective […]

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WDNR Conservation Wardens Seek the Public’s Help in the Investigation into the Killing of a Gray Wolf

Gray wolves in Wisconsin were delisted in January 2012, but were relisted in December 2014. The Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) [exit DNR] protects all federally listed animals from direct killing, taking, or other activities that may be detrimental to the species. WDNR conservation wardens found the dead wolf on Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 10 in Waupaca […]

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Twelve year old Canyon pack alpha female’s life ended with a shot from a poacher…

…Sad news for Yellowstone wolves. The 12-year-old Canyon pack alpha female who died last month was shot by a poacher close to the northern park boundary. Preliminary Necropsy Results Reveal Well-Known Wolf Shot Date: May 11, 2017  Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015  MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Preliminary results from the necropsy of the Canyon […]

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A new study proves more wolves have been subject to poaching than the DNR reported.

Study by Adrian Treves and other scientists published in the  Journal of Mammalogy: The UW study investigated the deaths of 937 gray wolves from October 1979 to April 2012 — a period that ends before Wisconsin initiated hunting seasons for wolves. Of the 937 wolves that died and whose deaths were investigated, 431 wore radio collars. […]

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