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We Need Your Help!
On October 6th, 2016 the female collared wolf known as OR-28 was found illegally killed in the Fremont-Winema National Forest near Summer Lake, Oregon. Wolf OR-28 was a federally protected gray wolf in south-central Oregon, born to the Mt Emily Pack
, and was also the breeding female of the recently dubbed Silver Lake wolves, a wolf pair that were known to have been raising at least one pup this year. Her partner, OR-3, is from the Imnaha Pack
It is a violation of the Endangered Species Act to kill a gray wolf, which is listed as endangered in the western two-thirds of Oregon. The incident is being investigated by the Oregon State Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
and the Center for Biological Diversity
have both offered rewards for information leading to the arrest of the poacher(s).
There is a $20,000 reward offered to anyone with information regarding this illegal poaching incident. We are asking for your help and anyone with information about this case should call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (503) 682-6131, or Oregon State Police Tip Line at (800) 452-7888. Callers may remain anonymous.