November 28, 2022

Wolves Likely Killed an Ontario Man

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An Ontario, Canada man, 22-year-old Kenton Joel Carnegie, a third-year geological engineering student at the University of Waterloo, had been working at Points North Landing as part of his fall term co-op program. Officials believe he was attacked and killed by two gray wolves near Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan. The two wolves were shot and killed and tests are being done to determine if these two wolves killed Carnegie.

This will add fuel to the debate about the gray wolves re-introduction back into the United States. Although officials state that wolves killing humans is extremely rare, no one disputes the fact that human – wolf encounters are on the rise in the U.S. and livestock and pets are being killed more and more by the wolves.

Wisconsin is one state where the management goals of gray wolves has been exceeded and there’s not much that state officials can do because the wolf is protected federally by the endangered species act.

This article sheds more light on what is going on in Wisconsin concerning the gray wolves and also talks about the death of Carnegie.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Previous blogs on the subject of wolves here and here.

Tom Remington