FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2009
Ron Kramer, 218-720-5357
Jane Hodgins, 612-713-5395
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers Reward for Information on Wolf Killings in Minnesota
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing two gray wolves in Northern Minnesota.
The Service is investigating the wolf killings in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Leech Lake Conservation Enforcement Department.
Both wolves were killed on or around Nov. 9, 2009. One wolf was shot northwest of Grand Rapids, Minn., in the Ball Club area; the second was killed northwest of Two Harbors. The wolf killed near Two Harbors had been fitted with a radio tracking collar. The gray wolf is currently listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened in Minnesota. Killing a gray wolf is a violation of the Act, punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of up to $25,000.
If you have any information relating to these or any other incidents, please contact either the Minnesota DNR’s TIP line at 800-652-9093, or call Special Agent Ron Kramer at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement’s Duluth office at 218-720-5357. Callers can remain anonymous if they so choose.
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