HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- State officials are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula's Houghton County.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the wolf was killed Saturday on a snowmobile trail near state highway 26, a half-mile south of Twin Lakes.
Sgt. Grant Emery says the shooter fired from a vehicle.
The gray wolf is on the federal endangered species list and cannot legally be killed except in defense of human life.
The maximum penalty is 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine or both, plus reimbursement of $1,500 to the state for the animal. Poaching convictions also usually include suspension of hunting privileges for four years.
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