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Grey Wolf Appears in Iowa for First Time in 89 Years – and is Shot Dead

posted Jun 2, 2014, 4:41 PM by chloe owens

5/13/14, by Jeremy Hance, The Guardian Environment Network

Grey wolf appears in Iowa for first time in 89 years – and is shot dead

…The Iowa wolf, which was a 65-70 pound healthy female, was shot and killed in February of this year by a hunter who mistook it for a coyote.  Although wolves remain a protected species in Iowa, the hunter was not cited, because he believed the animal to be a coyote and has cooperated with authorities, including bringing the wolf to them in the first place.