Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feds Offering Reward for Illegal Wolf Kills in Northeastern Minnesota

by Rachel Tilseth, the founder of the Wolves of Douglas County, Wisconsin
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.