A wolf was killed in Northeast Oregon last month and the state is seeking the public’s help to find the person or people involved in its death, officials said.
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division said Wednesday in a news release that the wolf was killed in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit. Fish and Wildlife officials said their troopers were told by Fish & Wildlife personnel on March 25 that a gray male collared wolf, OR117, was likely dead in the foothills of the Richland valley near the small town of Richland.
Fish & Wildlife Troopers believe the approximately 1-year-old wolf died on March 12 or 13.
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is seeking #publicassistane in locating the person(s) involved with the killing of a wolf in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit- https://t.co/E73KSoSS8l pic.twitter.com/ZsaIYeXYPk— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) April 6, 2022
The Oregon Wildlife Coalition, a group of wildlife conservation organizations that work collaboratively to advocate for the state’s wildlife, is offering to pay a $11,500 reward that leads Fish & Wildlife troopers to an arrest and/or issuance of a citation stemming from this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.