March 23, 2010
Coyote Hunter Bags Wolf In Ohio
By Dave Hurteau
From the Toledo Blade:
"I spotted what I thought was a coyote in a field about 200 yards from the school," said…28-year-old [Dustin] Gore. He wheeled around and headed home where he grabbed his varmint rifle….
Gore shot the beast and went to retrieve it on a three-wheeler. "I didn't realize it was a wolf when I shot. I thought it was an exceptionally large coyote." Gore took it to Bellevue taxidermist Brian Weider, who in turn notified Brian Bury, state game protector in Sandusky County.
Bury confirmed that the animal indeed was a wolf…. Scott Butterworth, wildlife management supervisor for Ohio Wildlife District 2,…noted Ohio has no rule that protects wolves, and no prohibition against shooting them.