Man Found Guilty Of Killing A Wolf In Michigan

With all the wolf killing the feds and states do, it seems surreal when someone is actually convicted of illegally killing a wolf.  It’s almost hypocritical. No way do I think the agencies that manage wolves in the Northern Rockies give one whit about one wolves life but in Michigan they are still listed. There are approx. 600 wolves in Michigan, more then the huge state of Montana.  It’s still a crime to kill a wolf in Michigan. If Judge Molloy relists wolves in the Northern Rockies, it will be illegal here once again.

Well finally a little retribution for one wolf, out of the hundreds of gray wolves that were slaughtered in the name of livestock and blood lust in the Northern Rockies, even though the arrest happened in Michigan. 

This could be you wolf haters if wolves in the Northern Rockies are relisted.

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Gladwin Man Found Guilty of Illegally Killing Wolf

Posted: 06.29.2010 at 2:49 PM

A Gladwin man is sentenced for illegally killing a gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula.

Michael Greaves, 47, was found guilty and ordered to pay $500 in fines and costs, along with $1,500 in restitution. His hunting privileges were also suspended for one year.

Greaves was sentenced June 15 in St. Ignace.

The charges were the result of a joint investigation between the Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s Law Enforcement Division conservation officers and detectives and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s special agents.

DNRE Wildlife Division Personnel received a mortality signal during the Upper Peninsula’s 2009 muzzleloading deer season from the collar that was attached to the wolf. The wolf was recovered by DNRE Wildlife Division and Law Enforcement Division personnel, and the forensic examination was subsequently conducted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon.

A conviction for the illegal killing of a gray wolf could result in a maximum of 90 days in jail, a fine of $1000, and reimbursement of $1500.

Conservation officers remind the public to report any information regarding the illegal killing of a wolf to the Report All Poaching Hotline at 1-800-292-7800.

http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=476397

Photo: Courtesy Ron Niebragg

Posted in: graywolf/canis lupus, wolf poaching, Wolf Wars

Tags: crime, wolf killing, poaching

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  1. THE FIRST ONE…I HOPE NOT THE LAST ONE… YOU SEE, NABEKI, LIKE IN FRANCE.FEW WEEKS AGO ONE BASTARD HUNTER KILLED WOLF. HE PAID 5000,00 EUROS AND SUSPENDED.IT WAS THE SECOND TIME IN FRANCE…BUT POOR WOLF LOST LIFE…

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  2. I’m glad they caught him. It is too bad he didn’t get jail time, though. Hopefully this will send a message to the people who are planning on killing wolves after they are relisted in the Northern Rockies.

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  3. I am so glad that they caught him.I had rather hoped that his hunting privileges would have been taken away for a longer period of time.However,am happy that he was convicted.

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  4. Glad to know he also had to pay $1500 in restitution; I’m sure that irritated him. At least we got justice for one wolf. So sad what’s happening out in the other states.

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    • I wish he would have gotten jail time Lyndell or lost his hunting license for life but we take what we can get.

      N.

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  5. He’s suspended for 1 year and got a two grand penalty. A slap on the wrist. Would’ve been nice to see a few months jail time in there and hunting privileges revoked.

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    • I agree John, he should have lost his hunting license for life or at least ten years.

      N.

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  6. John, I am with you….How is a fine of this nature going to deter a true hater? Its not!

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  7. I am showing up really late on this story but I did want to say that I am glad that at least the effort was made to prosecute this wolf-killer. I am so discouraged by all of the killing and the fact that most poachings of wolves dont even get interrogated. I live in Colorado and I am STILL waiting for any information at all on what happend to 341F, the amazing young wolf who ventured 1,000 miles from her native Mill Creek Pack only to be “found dead” in 4/09.In a state with 300,000 elk and no wild wolves for 70+yrs she was more than an endangered species she was a huge ray of hope. But some worthless human snuffed the life out of this amazing wolf. I have made multiple contacts with Ed Bangs UFWS and Colorado Division of Wildlife, even citing the Freedom of Information act and NOBODY CARES! I have been heartsick over 341F for a long time now. I wish her killer would be recognized.

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    • Welcome Mtn Mama,
      I did a post on 341f (actually I used the other number she is known by 314f)…she was such an amazing little wolf and yet as you say no information on her at all. I don’t think USFWS cares one whit. Apparently they still have NINE Mexican gray wolves waiting for necropsy to determine what happened to them. Wolves have been done a great injustice. Little 341f was a special little wolf and one that I think about often. Here’s the link to the post I did on her.

      The Amazing Journey and Sad End of Wolf 314F

      https://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/the-amazing-journey-and-sad-end-of-wolf-314f/

      For brave little 341f, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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