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Official: Wolves Could Wander into North Iowa

posted Feb 2, 2016, 10:42 PM by chloe owens

12/15/15, by Molly Montag, Globe Gazette

Official: Wolves could wander into North Iowa

A possible wolf shooting in northwest Iowa last weekend is an extremely rare event, but an increase in the species populations in other states might mean a wolf could wander into North Iowa an official says.  Samples from the 98-pound wolf-like animal shot on Saturday by a coyote hunter in Osceola County will be analyzed to determine if the animal is a wolf or a wolf-dog hybrid…if it is a wild wolf, would likely be a gray wolf from Minnesota or Wisconsin.