Oregon Fish and Wildlife investigating death of wolf shot by elk hunter

From Central Oregon Daily:

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday it was investigating the circumstances of a wolf that was shot and killed in Grant County by an elk hunter who said he was defending himself.

Here is the full release from ODFW:

On the morning of November 2, 2023, an elk hunter called ODFW to report shooting and killing a wolf in self-defense in the North Malheur Hunt Unit. ODFW immediately contacted OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers.

An OSP Fish and Wildlife Division Sergeant, Fish and Wildlife Senior Trooper, and the District Biologist from ODFW responded to the scene and met the hunter.


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