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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released this photo of the deer shot in Wadena County.

Wolf shot in Wadena County that was preying on hunter's dog

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Hubbard County Conservation Officer Samantha Hunter of Park Rapids reported a wolf being shot Saturday that was pursuing a grouse hunter's dog.

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According to her official report on the DNR website: "(She) took a call from a grouse hunter who had shot a timber wolf that was chasing his hunting dog. The dog ran back to the hunter with the wolf on its heels. The hunter shot the wolf at about 8 yards with bird shot as it was coming directly at him/his dog. Proper measures were taken by the hunter to notify the DNR and enforcement action was not necessary. It was a frightening experience during a grouse hunting trip that will not soon be forgotten."

Hunter said the wolf was shot by Huntersville. Read more about the story in Saturday's Enterprise.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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