Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Illegal Killing of Gray Wolf Near Summer Lake, Oregon

October 14, 2016

Contact(s):

Brent Lawrence, 503-807-4886 or brent_lawrence@fws.gov


Gray wolf Credit: USFWS

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for killing a federally protected gray wolf in south-central Oregon. On Oct. 6, 2016, a radio collared female gray wolf known as OR 28 was found dead in the Fremont-Winema National Forest near Summer Lake, Oregon.

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 wolf’s carcass is currently at the Service’s National Forensics Laboratory for a necropsy.

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.


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