SEVERE WX : High Wind Warning - Wind Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

OSP investigating after protected wolf slain in eastern Oregon

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife division is trying to find the person responsible for killing a wolf in Baker County.

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 4:52 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2020 4:58 PM

NEW BRIDGE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating after someone killed a protected wolf in eastern Oregon last month, the agency said on Wednesday.

OSP's Fish & Wildlife division said that the wolf was killed west of New Bridge in the Skull Creek drainage of the Wallowa Whitman National Forest sometime around September 24. The U.S. Forest Service 7741 Road accesses the drainage, and the wolf was discovered off the 125 spur road, OSP said.

Most of Oregon's known wolf packs roam the counties of northeastern Oregon, including Baker. Those packs periodically prety on livestock, but the most active pack for depredation in recent years has been the "Rogue Pack" of southern Oregon.

Oregon’s Wolf Plan mandates that ranchers use non-lethal means to keep wolves away before lethal removal can be considered. In 2019, ODFW said, those measures included removing attractants, hazing, electrified fladry, fence maintenance, radio-activated guard boxes, increased human presence, range riders and other husbandry practices.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Sergeant Isaac Cyr through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile).

Oregon's TIP program offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest or citation of poachers. For wolves in particular, the program offers a reward of $300 in the case of an unlawfully killing.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156287

Reported Deaths: 2252
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31935542
Washington21311212
Marion18541285
Clackamas13426183
Lane10325129
Jackson8489114
Umatilla767882
Deschutes597561
Yamhill379168
Linn360157
Malheur335358
Polk307343
Klamath279855
Douglas252755
Josephine236553
Benton234817
Jefferson196628
Coos152420
Union129519
Columbia127421
Wasco122126
Lincoln113620
Hood River106929
Morrow104914
Clatsop7776
Crook77618
Baker6639
Curry4296
Tillamook4212
Lake3786
Harney2776
Grant2251
Wallowa1425
Gilliam541
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3582320

Reported Deaths: 53083
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119601721676
Riverside2904983849
San Bernardino2870552959
Orange2617983966
San Diego2613533342
Santa Clara1110761798
Kern103756915
Fresno957851451
Sacramento937901498
Alameda809501271
Ventura77952870
San Joaquin671231150
Contra Costa62931695
Stanislaus56433953
Tulare48114768
Monterey42335329
San Mateo39148521
San Francisco34387422
Santa Barbara32147420
Solano30216165
Merced29264407
Sonoma28261301
Imperial26926638
Kings22091220
Placer19911232
San Luis Obispo19751238
Madera15523214
Santa Cruz14736183
Marin13285198
Yolo12867185
Shasta11054179
Butte11007167
El Dorado9195100
Napa908072
Sutter889998
Yuba577638
San Benito577061
Lassen562324
Tehama510452
Nevada398874
Tuolumne396659
Mendocino382643
Amador347441
Humboldt323033
Lake316941
Glenn223223
Colusa214013
Calaveras191849
Siskiyou178414
Inyo132137
Mono12144
Del Norte10085
Plumas6536
Modoc4604
Mariposa3957
Trinity3735
Sierra1000
Alpine820
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 53°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 54°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 54°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 51°
Strong south winds Thursday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Pet of the Week: Fester and Tommy

Image

Thursday, March 4 morning weather

Image

Waiting on injuries, SOU Women's Basketball will sit out of spring season

Image

Wednesday, March 3rd Evening Weather

Image

Threads of Hope

Image

Wednesday, March 3 afternoon weather

Image

Wednesday, March 3 morning weather

Image

College basketball returns to southern Oregon for eight weeks this spring

Image

Tuesday, March 2nd Evening Weather

Image

I-5 Shooter Faces 20 years in Prison