[large thumbnail url=”green-bay-man-fined-for-shooting-michigan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] [thumbnail icon url=”green-bay-man-fined-for-shooting-michigan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] A Wisconsin man has been fined, and must serve community service for illegal shooting a wolf in November near Iron River, Michigan.
Stephen Popp Jr appeared in court on December 1, 2009 facing misdemeanor charges following the shooting of a wolf near Iron River, Michigan.
It is illegal to kill a wolf in the state of Michigan except in self-defense.
Popp pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors, killing an endangered species and hunting without a license. He was fined $25,000, must serve 20 days of community service and was placed on six months probation. His sentence was handed down on December 28, 2009.
Ironically, for a man who hunts without a license, he also had his hunting privileges taken away for two years.