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Wolf shot in South Dakota


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Wolf shot in South Dakota
Author: Auntie P.
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DNA testing determined that an animal shot north of Woonsocket was a wolf from the Great Lakes Region.

The Department of Game, Fish and Parks said a hunter mistook it for a coyote and killed the 90-pound male on Dec. 18.

Wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Officials said the hunter will not be charged.

The shooting came nearly a year after a female wolf was shot in northeastern South Dakota by a coyote hunter.

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Author: Nakoowolf
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"Conservation officials will not charge the hunter who shot the wolf will not receive a citation since he misidentified the animal as a coyote.

Hunters pursuing coyotes in eastern South Dakota are reminded that wolves are listed as "endangered" under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The endangered species designation makes it illegal for a hunter to kill or possess such species."

Excuse me but aren't these two paragraphs a bit of an contradiction?  If you really want hunters to stop killing Wolves which are "endangered" in the Dakotas then the first hunter should have been charged, no?



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Author: Auntie P.
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Yes, I think so.

The "mistake" has become a loophole.

How about you stop shooting coyotes.



 

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