2013-05-30 / Outdoors

Outdoors Brief

3rd dog killed by wolf in Houghton County

HOUGHTON COUNTY – A Department of Natural Resources wildlife technician confirmed a third dog was killed May 23 by a wolf in the Atlantic Mine area (Houghton County), in the same location where another dog was killed the week prior. The dog was chained up in a fenced yard at the time of the attack.

The first confirmed kill in this area was on April 28.

“Wolf attacks on dogs around residences are usually uncommon,” said DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell.

The DNR had provided both landowners in the first two incidents with a 30-day permit to kill wolves on their property. To date, Roell said that two wolves have been killed and the permits are still active.

He noted the department is now also taking an active role in attempting lethal control of wolves in this area.

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