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Wisconsin is the only state that reimburses people for dogs killed by wolves while hunting, my colleague Bill Lueders reported this week in this story: State pays scofflaws over hound deaths.

When he scoured the data of those who have received payments, Lueders found people convicted for hunting illegally, out-of-state residents and people who have filed multiple claims (see below). So far, a Minnesotan resident has garnered the most, with four payments totaling more than $10,000.

Here’s Lueders talking with me about what he found.

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Kate Golden, multimedia director and reporter, specializes in environmental stories and data visualizations.