WOLF SHOT IN SOUTH DAKOTA

WOLF SHOT IN SOUTH DAKOTA
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“Jim Sinkebell shot what he thought was the biggest coyote he had ever seen.” It was near an old farmstead 5 miles east and 3 miles south of Parkston. When he showed his “coyote” to hunting buddy Bryan Maas of Parkston, Maas immediately suspected that they were looking at a wolf. The guys called Hutchinson County conservation officer Brian Humphrey of Menno, as well as state trapper Randy Becker of Mitchell. These men confirmed that the animal was a wolf.”

This is not the first sighting of wolves in South Dakota but its definitely a rare occasion. More then likely this wolf traveled from Minnesota.  I personally grew up hunting in Western South Dakota and on more than 1 occasion we would hear ranchers talk about wolf sightings.  These sightings were from locals that were raising wolves and couldn’t handle them anymore.

“Though wolves are protected in South Dakota, no charges were made as it was a reasonable case of mistaken identity.” – The Daily Republic

 

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