Dennis Anderson

Dennis Anderson has been a Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993, before which, for 13 years, he held the same position at the Pioneer Press. He enjoys casting and shooting. Dogs, too, and horses. Also kids and, occasionally, crusading in his column for improved conservation.

Successful Wisconsin wolf hunter says he received death threats

Posted by: Dennis Anderson Updated: October 19, 2012 - 11:31 AM

A Boyd, Wis., hunter who killed a wolf the first day of the Wisconsin season says he received death threats soon after posting a report of his kill on Facebook.

Dennis Nitz shot his wolf on the first day of Wisconsin's season, Monday.

The wolf was a male, weighing 72 pounds.

Nitz had set traps and also was hunting from a blind, using a distressed rabbit call.

For a full accounting of Nitz's hunt, and the death threats he says he received, read a story by Paul Smith, outdoors editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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