Iowa DNR logoThe Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it is testing the animal's DNA following a shooting Sunday morning in Osceola County.

A hunter looking for coyote used a common technique to shoot the animal from about 100 to 150 yards away.
The hunter determined the animal was not a coyote and contacted a local state conservation officer.

Officials think the animal could be a wolf. Minnesota and Wisconsin are home to several hundred packs of Great Lakes wolves. The animals can travel more than 500 miles to establish a new home.

Did a Minnesota Wolf wander into Iowa?