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Federal officials investigate possible gray wolf shooting in northeastern South Dakota

From the Yankton Press and Dakotan:

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the case of a South Dakota man who may have illegally shot a gray wolf.

Mike Werner of Britton alleges he was hunting coyotes in Marshall County on Jan. 13 when he shot and killed what he thought was a larger, dark coyote, Aberdeen American News reported . Werner said he called the local game warden after noticing the animal resembled a wolf.

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