Gray wolf killed by rancher last year in northern Nebraska

From the North Platte Telegraph:

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials have confirmed that a gray wolf was shot and killed last fall in north-central Nebraska south of Bassett.

The 81-pound male wolf was shot by a rancher checking on his livestock Nov. 16. Wildlife officials said the wolf had coloration like a coyote, but was much larger. The rancher told authorities he had recently lost three yearling calves to what he suspected were coyote attacks.

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