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MDNR solves two wolf poaching cases


January 19, 2019

LANSING — Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers obtained confessions Tuesday from two Upper Peninsula men suspected in unrelated wolf poaching incidents in Ontonagon and Menominee counties.

Prosecuting attorneys are reviewing details of the two cases, with decisions on specific charges to be brought expected soon, according to John Pepin, of the MDNR.

Gray wolves are a protected species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and can only legally be killed in defense of human safety.

The names of the men — a 58-year-old from Greenland and a 67-year-old from Men...

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