Wolf Found Shot in Wallowa County

The Oregon State Police is seeking information on the shooting of a collared wolf in Wallowa County. (Photo courtesy of OSP)

The Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for killing a wolf in Wallowa County.

The OSP received a call on Jan. 8 from a citizen who reported finding a dead collared wolf on Parsnip Creek Road, about six miles southeast of Wallowa.

OSP troopers and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife personnel responded to the area and located a deceased collared wolf.  The initial investigation revealed that the wolf likely died as a result of being shot.  The wolf, OR 106, was a 2-year-old female.  OR 106 was a lone wolf that dispersed from the Chesnimnus Pack.

OSP is urging anyone with information regarding this case to call the Oregon State Police Tip-line at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@state.or.us. Reference case # SP22006179.


  1. This brings up an embarrassing point! The OREGON DNR has in the past licensed killing off many of this states wolf population to protect livestock in this state. In the wilds of Oregon, the Wolf population, and cougar population as almost near zero in Wallowa County because many wild animals here are not really fully protected by the government who manages wildlife………that is a little known fact!


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