Idaho hunter kills brother of lonely Oregon wolf

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A hunter in Idaho has shot and killed a sibling of an Oregon wolf that became a celebrity by wandering hundreds of miles from Eastern Oregon and into Northern California looking for a mate.

An Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman says the wolf shot in Idaho, tagged OR-9, came from the same parents as his famous brother, OR-7.

OR-9 was shot on Feb. 2.

An Idaho game official says the hunter's tag was out of date and he was given a warning.

The wolf hunting season in most of Idaho lasts from Aug. 30 to March 31.

The wolf's collar is being returned to Oregon.

His hide may be kept by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game or sold at auction.