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Wolves wandering in to Illinois

A large canine shot in Jo Daviess County on Nov. 19 is expected to be confirmed as a wolf, said Craig Tabor , acting resident agent in charge for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The wolf was shot on private land by a hunter who mistook it for a coyote, then came forward voluntarily. Most of the 10-plus wolves in modern Illinois have been mistakenly shot by coyote hunters or hit by vehicles, said Joe Kath , endangered- species manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Kath said he had received two trail-cam photos of what looked to be a wolf within a few miles of each other from that area shortly before the shooting…

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