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

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

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

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.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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