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Gray wolf. Photo by Tracy Brooks/USFWS.

Gray wolf. Photo by Tracy Brooks/USFWS.

Reward Offered in Minnesota Gray Wolf Case

We are working to close a case involving the illegal killing of three wolves in Minnesota and we need your help. Working in conjunction with conservation officers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, we are seeking information related to the killings of three gray wolves found together off Highway 8 near Floodwood, Minnesota in January 2016.

Evidence has been gathered from the scene and a criminal investigation is currently underway. A reward of up to $2,500 is available for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the responsible parties.

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.

you have any information relating to this incident, please contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Turn in Poachers (TIP) line at 800-652-9093.

Learn more about the protected status of gray wolves: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/wolf/index.html

By Tina Shaw
Regional Office - External Affairs

Last updated: March 4, 2016