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Green Bay man fined for shooting Michigan wolf

[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.

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