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Reward Offered in Wolf Shooting

posted Nov 10, 2017, 5:29 PM by chloe owens

10/12/17, My Columbia Basin

Reward offered in wolf shooting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for killing a federally-protected gray wolf in Central Oregon. The carcass was found on April 23 about 20 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The remains were sent to the USFWS Forensics Lab in Ashland for a necropsy. It was determined that the male gray wolf was OR-33, and that it died because of gunshot wounds. The lab could not determine the estimated date of the shooting. OR-33 dispersed from Wallowa County’s Imnaha Pack in November 2015. He was not known to be a part of any pack. It’s estimated the wolf was four years old. He was collared, but the device stopped transmitting in August 2016.