“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.