The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a coyote hunter bagged more than he bargained for this year.
Investigators say the hunter killed a wolf near Fairbank in Buchanan County in February.
The DNR is testing the animal to determine where it came from.
Although wolves are a protected species in Iowa, the DNR declined to issue a citation to the hunter since he thought he was shooting a coyote.
This is the first time in decades a wolf has been sighted in Iowa.