MARQUETTE - Department of Natural Resources and United States Fish and Wildlife Service officials are seeking information related to the poaching of a wolf. The incident occurred between Oct. 16-23, 2008 in Baraga County or southern Houghton County. The radio collar was located near Froberg Road and the Sturgeon River in Baraga County.
A reward of up to $4,500 is being offered for information which leads to the conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the killing of this wolf. Contributors of the reward are the Michigan Department of Natural Resource's Report All Poaching (RAP) program with $500, United States Fish and Wildlife Service with $2,500, and the Defenders of Wildlife, an organization dedicated to protecting endangered species, has offered $1,500. The gray wolf has been recently re-listed on the Federal Endangered Species list.
Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call the DNR's Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800, FWS at 989-686-4578, or contact a local DNR conservation officer. Information can be provided anonymously. An online form to report poaching violations is available on the DNR's Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr under the Law Enforcement menu.