Ore. to kill 2 Imnaha wolves after calf found dead
Saturday, September 24, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will kill two wolves from the Imnaha wolf pack after they were blamed for a livestock kill in Eastern Oregon.
The department tracked an adult male wolf with a GPS collar to the location of a calf that was killed earlier this week.
Killing the adult male and a second, uncollared wolf will leave two wolves in the pack. Other wolves from the pack have dispersed to new areas.
The wildlife-advocate group Oregon Wild has protested the proposed kills, saying they are a "major blow" to Oregon's wolf recovery program.
The Imnaha pack has been blamed for 14 livestock kills since mid-2010.
Wolves in the area were delisted from the federal Endangered Species Act in May, when the department killed two other wolves.