Feds confirm Northern Arizona wolf was killed by Utah hunter

February 11, 2015 7:45 PM

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Late last year, the northern gray wolf had many local wildlife officials and park rangers befuddled. Hikers reported seeing the wolf for weeks (some capturing long-range photos) before biologists were finally able to confirm the wolf's identity via scat analysis.

When the wolf first showed up in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest -- and before testing confirmed otherwise -- park rangers suggested the roaming creature might be a wolf-dog or a coyote.

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