State officials are offering an award for information about an illegal wolf kill in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The wolf was found February 11th, with an apparent gunshot wound, south of Newberry.
Wolves are still considered an endangered species in Michigan. They can't be killed unless in defense of human life.
Just last month, state officials reported that a wolf pup was likely poached in the northern Lower Peninsula as well.
Wolf poaching has been on the rise in recent years, even as the state is trying to get Michigan wolves off the endangered list.