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WOLF OBSERVATION REPORT
This information is voluntary under Part 365, Endangered Species Protection, of the
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994.

Refer to the wolf/coyote diagrams below to aid you in identifying your sighting.

Please fill-out the report as completely as possible.  All data requested are important, including
accurate
information on the observation location. 
 

OBSERVER INFORMATION:
First Name: Last Name: Telephone Number:
(Please use 123-456-7890 format)
Street Address:
City: Zip Code:
Email:
Where have you seen wolves before? (check all that apply):
     Zoo
     Wild
Museum
Media
Books
Have not seen before
Activity at time of observation:
     Hunting
     Hiking
Trapping
Walking
Fishing
Riding in Vehicle
     Other (describe):
OBSERVATION CONDITIONS:
Date of Observation:
(Please use MM/DD/YYYY format.)
Time of Observation: AM     PM
Weather Conditions:
LOCATION WHERE THE ANIMAL(S) WHERE OBSERVED:
County:
Town:   TN S Range:   R W E Section:

Description of Location (distance and direction from the nearest town, road intersection, railroad track or other landmark):

PR 2550-1 (Rev. 05/18/2001)

WOLVES OBSERVED:
Observation Type: Sighting Tracks Howling Scat
Number of Wolves: Track Measurement:
     Width:
     Length:
Distance from Observer to Wolves:
Tail: Straight      Curled
Description of Wolves:
     Color:
     Size:
     (compare to a dog of similar size)
Behavior of Wolves:
      Feeding     Walking     Other (describe):
Habitat:
     Beaver Pond Lake Deeryard Farm Wooded Field
     Road Other (describe):
Were photographs taken? Yes     No     If yes, please send them to the address below.
COMMENTS:
SUBMITTER INFORMATION:
Name:
Agency/Location:
Send photos to:

WOLF COORDINATOR
MICHIGAN DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
1990 US-41 SOUTH
MARQUETTE, MI  49855
Telephone: 
906-228-6561

 

FAX:
906-228-5245

 

Be sure to mention that the observation report was submitted online.



Differences between Gray Wolf and Coyote


Michigan Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Height: 30" average
Length: 4.5 feet to 6.5 feet
Weight: 50 to 100 pounds; average is 65 pounds
Present range in Michigan:
Upper Peninsula
Status: Endangered
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Gray Wolf Paw Print


Coyote (Canis latrans)

Height: 18" maximum
Length: 4.3 feet maximum; 2.8 feet average
Weight: 25 to 45 pounds
Present range in Michigan: Statewide
Status: Game Animal
Coyote (Canis latrans) Coyote Paw Print

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You can help the gray wolf by:
  • Learning the difference between the gray wolf and the coyote.
  • Reporting any harassment of a gray wolf.
  • Reporting wolf observations and locations.

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