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3 wolves found caught in traps, DNR investigating 1 shot in head
November 27,2018 - Upper Peninsula, Michigan
DNR conservation officers and wildlife biologists have responded to recent reports of three wolves accidentally caught in foothold traps. Of those three wolves, two were freed and one was found dead, shot in the head before officers could release it.
An investigation into that wolf's death is ongoing.
Details of the trapped wolves were contained in Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports filed by conservation officers in the last month.