- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - State officials are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula’s Houghton County.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the wolf was killed Saturday on a snowmobile trail near state highway 26, a half-mile south of Twin Lakes.

Sgt. Grant Emery says the shooter fired from a vehicle.

The gray wolf is on the federal endangered species list and cannot legally be killed except in defense of human life.

The maximum penalty is 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine or both, plus reimbursement of $1,500 to the state for the animal. Poaching convictions also usually include suspension of hunting privileges for four years.

Confidential tips can be reported to 906-228-6561 or 1-800-292-7800.

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