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DNT Report: Monitored Michigan Wolf Struck and Killed in St. Louis County

The Duluth News Tribune¬†reports that a Michigan wolf¬†who wandered over 2,000 miles in three states across the midwest was struck and killed in northern Minnesota. The Duluth News Tribune¬†reports that a Michigan wolf¬†who wandered over 2,000 miles in three states across the midwest was struck and killed in northern Minnesota. |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

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Updated: August 10, 2019 09:37 PM

The Duluth News Tribune reports that a Michigan wolf who wandered over 2,000 miles in three states across the midwest was struck and killed in northern Minnesota.

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The male wolf was reportedly killed by a car west of Meadowlands in St. Louis County last week. The wolf had been wandering for 14 months. 

The wolf was reportedly captured and radio-collared in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last year. He was part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wolf population monitoring effort.

The DNT reports that the 78 pound wolf, No. 27121, was fitted with a GPS transmitting collar near Cup Lake in Gogebic County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on May 28, 2018. In June, 2018 it crossed into Wisconsin, where it spent the rest of the year wandering. It was starting to head back north this spring and was back in its home range in the U.P. by May.

The DNT reports the wolf started wandering again west across Wisconsin and crossing into Minnesota south of Duluth. It was struck by a vehicle on Highway 133, about three miles west of Meadowlands and recovered on July 28.

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