OSP Seeks Help Identifying Those Responsible for Killing Collared Wolf

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The Oregon State Police is seeking information related to the shooting of a wolf on Oct. 2 near Durkee. (OSP photo)

The Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help regarding the killing of a wolf near Durkee.

On Oct. 3, OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers received information from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife that a collared wolf may be deceased at a location near Little Lookout Mountain, approximately nine miles northeast of Durkee.

Fish and Wildlife troopers and ODFW personnel responded to the area and located a deceased wolf on the Bureau of Land Management property.  The wolf had injuries consistent with having been shot by a firearm.  The adult wolf, known as OR88, was a black female wolf that was part of the Lookout Mountain Pack.  Troopers believe the wolf was shot at this location on Oct. 2.

The Oregon Wildlife Coalition and conservation partners are offering to pay an $11,500 reward that leads OSP F&W troopers to an arrest and/or citation stemming from this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP (mobile).Reference case number SP22266783.