WALLOWA, Ore. – Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a collared wolf in northeastern Oregon.
The dead wolf was found Saturday morning by a person in the area and reported to Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The wolf was found on Parsnip Creek Road in Wallowa County, about 6 miles southeast of Wallowa.
OSP troopers and ODFW personnel responded to the area and located the dead, collared wolf. The initial investigation indicated the wolf likely died as a result of being shot. The wolf was a 2-year-old collared female known as OR 106. She was a lone wolf that had dispersed from the Chesnimnus Pack.
The region where the wolf was found is known as the Sled Springs Wildlife Management Unit in Wallowa County.
OSP asks anyone with information about the incident to call the OSP tip line at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677) or email TIP@state.or.us. Reference case number SP22006179.