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Fred Strand and his golden retriever, Hank, take a break near their home on Monday. Hank was caught in a wolf trap last week, but Strand removed him from the trap without injury. Photo submitted by Fred Strand

Hunter's dog caught in wolf trap

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Fred Strand and his 1½-year-old golden retriever, Hank, were walking a trail near Brule last week when Hank stopped to check out a scent.


"He was 20 or 30 feet ahead of me, sniffing the ground," said Strand, of Iron River. "Immediately after that, he started yelping and barking like he was in great distress. I quickly figured out what the issue was."

Hank had been caught in a wolf trap, said Strand, who is a Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist at Brule.

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