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Wolf shot, unlawfully removed from trap in Saskatchewan: ministry

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Wolf shot, unlawfully removed from trap in Saskatchewan: ministry

An investigation is looking into the shooting and elimination of a wolf from a licensed trapline attain Sizable River, Sask., final month.

It came about in the northern fur conservation put of dwelling in the vicinity of the Cowan Lake freeway corridor between Feb. 19 and 24, according to Spiritwood/Sizable River conservation officers.

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The Saskatchewan Ministry of Surroundings acknowledged the snare belonged to a licensed trapper who sells fur-bearing animals on the international market.

“On practical, raw wolf pelt sells for roughly $140; nonetheless, a high wolf pelt can promote for vastly extra,” read a assertion to World Information from the ministry on Friday.

“Here is the main wolf for the put of dwelling but other trappers gain lost fur of diversified species in the previous.

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“It unlawful below wildlife laws to touch or interfere with legally placed traps or snares.”

The ministry acknowledged two snowmobilers depicted in photos from the trapper’s path cam are no longer of interest.

Sizable River is roughly 230 km north of Saskatoon. 


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Wolf shot, unlawfully removed from trap in Saskatchewan: ministry