Saturday, October 15, 2016

Endangered gray wolf shot, killed; $15,000 reward offered

A female gray wolf was shot Oct in central southern Oregon on Oct. 6. Federal officials have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, and a conservation nonprofit has added $10,000 to the reward. The wolf, known as OR-28, had been collared with a traceable radio, and she was found in the Fremont-Winema National Forest near Summer Lake, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release. The shooting of the gray wolf, considered an endangered species in the western two-thirds of Oregon, is a violation of the Endangered Species Act. The Oregon State Police and the wildlife service are investigating...more

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