Gladwin man guilty of illegally killing wolf in U.P.

DNRE Report

Gladwin, Mich. — A Gladwin man was sentenced recently before
Judge W. Clayton Graham in 92nd District Court in St. Ignace on one
count of illegally killing a gray wolf. Michael Greaves, 47, was
found guilty and ordered to pay $500 in fines and costs, along with
$1,500 in restitution. His hunting privileges were also suspended
for one year.

The charges were the result of a joint investigation between the
Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s Law Enforcement
Division conservation officers and detectives and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service’s special agents.

DNRE Wildlife Division Personnel received a mortality signal
during the Upper Peninsula’s 2009 muzzleloading deer season from
the collar that was attached to the wolf. The wolf was recovered by
DNRE Wildlife Division and Law Enforcement Division personnel, and
the forensic examination was subsequently conducted by the United
States Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland,
Oregon.

A conviction for the illegal killing of a gray wolf could result
in a maximum of 90 days in jail, a fine of $1000, and reimbursement
of $1500. Conservation officers remind the public to report any
information regarding the illegal killing of a wolf to the Report
All Poaching Hotline at 1-800-292-7800.

Categories: Michigan – Bill Parker

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