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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division seeks public’s help in finding whoever fatally shot a wolf from road in Grant County

Grant County location where killed wolf found OSP 5-20
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Area where wolf was found fatally shot in Grant County on Monday
Google map of location wolf was found OSP 5-20
Google Map of location where wolf was found fatally shot Monday

PRAIRIE CITY, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division said Monday it is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting and killing a wolf, likely from a roadway, in Grant County. 

On Monday, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife notified OSP’s Fish & Wildlife Division a mortality signal had been received from a collared wolf from the Logan Valley Pack. 

OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers responded to the scene with ODFW personnel and found a deceased yearling male wolf, which died from an apparent gunshot wound. The deceased wolf was found on private property adjacent to County Road 62 near milepost 11, about 11 miles southeast of Prairie City. 

The preliminary investigation indicated the wolf was likely shot from the roadway late Sunday evening or early Monday morning. 

Anyone with information regarding the case was urged to contact OSP Fish and Wildlife Senior Trooper Khris Brandon through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or dial OSP (mobile). TIPs can remain anonymous.

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators 

The Turn In Poachers (TIP) program is a collaboration between the Oregon State Police, Oregon Hunters Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Wildlife Coalition, Oregon Outfitter and Guides Association, and the Oregon State Marine Board. 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.  

Preference Point Rewards
5 Points: Bighorn Sheep
5 Points: Rocky Mountain Goat
5 Points: Moose
5 Points: Wolf
4 Points: Elk
4 Points: Deer
4 Points: Pronghorn Antelope
4 Points: Bear
4 Points: Cougar

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of the following fish and wildlife species. Cash rewards can also be awarded for habitat destruction, illegally obtaining hunting or angling licenses or tags, lending or borrowing big game tags, spotlighting, or snagging.

Cash Rewards

Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) cash rewards:
$2,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, or Moose 
$1,000 Elk, Deer, or Antelope 
$600 Bear, Cougar, or Wolf
$300 Habitat destruction 
$200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags
$200 Unlawful lending/borrowing big game tag(s)
$200 Game Fish & Shellfish
$200 Game Birds or Furbearers
$200 Spotlighting
$200 Snagging/Attempt to Snag

Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC) Cash Rewards:
$500 Hawk, Falcon, Eagle, Owl, Osprey
$500 Cougar, Bobcat, Beaver (public lands only), Black bears, Bighorn Sheep, Marten, Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox
$1,000 Species listed as “threatened" or “endangered" under state or federal Endangered Species Act (excludes fish)

Oregon Outfitters & Guides Association (OOGA) Cash Rewards:
$200 Acting as an Outfitter Guide for the Illegal Killing of Wildlife, Illegally Obtaining Oregon Hunting or Angling Licenses or Tags, or Illegally Offering to Act as an Outfitter Guide as defined in ORS 704.010 and 704.020.

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or OSP (677)
TIP email: (monitored Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
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