Eastern Ore. wolf pack blamed for 3 injured cattle



JOSEPH, Ore. (AP) — A pack of wolves in Eastern Oregon that has drawn the ire of ranchers has been blamed for injuries to three cows, one of which was euthanized.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the cows found Thursday suffered hundreds of bite wounds that the department attributes to wolf bites.

One of the cow’s calves is missing.

The department says the Eastern Oregon Imnaha wolf pack is to blame. A judge has blocked a kill order targeting two members of the pack.

The most famous member of the pack, OR-7, achieved celebrity status by wandering hundreds of miles from Eastern Oregon and into Northern California looking for a mate.

Another member of the pack, OR-9, was killed in Idaho last month by a hunter.