U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NEWS RELEASE


U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
134 UNION BOULEVARD
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80228

February 23, 1996

Michael Smith 303-236-7905
Sharon Rose 303-236-7905

Wildlife Agency Offers Reward for Information on Dead Yellowstone Wolf

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today it is offering a reward of $1,500 for information leading to the identification and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of a gray wolf found dead Sunday, February 11, 1996, near the town of Daniel, Wyoming.

The wolf, a male with black pelage, or fur, was identified as wolf #12 from the 1995 reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park.

Preliminary investigations have disclosed only that the wolf was killed illegally. The animal's carcass is currently being examined by scientists at the Service's National Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, Ashland, Oregon.

In announcing the reward today, Service wildlife law enforcement officials emphasized that information could be given anonymously and the caller would still be eligible to receive reward monies.

Anyone with information about the wolf's death may contact Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Roy Brown in Lander, Wyoming, at (307) 332-7607, or any Service Special Agent, as well as any law enforcement agent with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.


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